Asian Television Network International Limited


Asian Television Network International Limited

Infobox_Company
company_name = Asian Television Network International Limited
company_
company_type = Public
country = CAN
foundation = Newmarket, Ontario (1997)
key_people = Shan Chandrasekar, Chairman & CEO
location = Newmarket, Ontario
num_employees =
industry = Media
products = Ethnic Broadcasting
revenue =
owner =
homepage = [http://www.asiantelevision.com/ www.asiantelevision.com]

Asian Television Network International Limited (often just referred to as Asian Television Network or ATN) is a Canadian licensed television broadcaster providing premium programming in several South Asian languages, as well as English, to communities across Canada. ATN has programming alliances with leading broadcasters such as Zee TV, STAR Plus, B4U, Sony Entertainment Television Asia, Alpha ETC Punjabi, ARY Digital, and Jaya TV. It has been broadcasting since 1997 and is a publicly traded company on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "SAT". The company is headquartered in Newmarket, Ontario, and is headed by longtime Indo-Canadian broadcasting stalwart Shan Chandrasekar.

Channels

ATN operates 14 channels and has licences for an additional 14 channels. In addition, ATN is a major distributor of cricket programming in Canada, as it possesses the Canadian broadcasting rights for many of the top cricket events in the world.

On the air

* ATN Aastha TV (Hindi/Gujarati)
* ATN Alpha ETC Punjabi (Punjabi)
* ATN ARY Digital (Urdu)
* ATN B4U Movies (Hindi)
* ATN B4U Music (Hindi)
* ATN Bangla (Bengali)
* ATN Channel (Hindi, other South Asian languages)
* ATN Cricket Plus (Sports channel- English)
* ATN Jaya TV (Tamil)
* ATN NDTV 24x7 (English)
* ATN Zee Cinema (Hindi)
* ATN Zee Gujarati (Gujarati)
* Commonwealth Broadcasting Network (English)
* ATN-Asian Radio (XM Satellite Radio channel) [cite press release |publisher=Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. |date=2007-09-18 |url=http://www.integratir.com/newsrelease.asp?news=2130983901&ticker=T.XSR&lang=EN&ny=on&title=Archived+Releases |title=XM Canada set to launch 'ATN-Asian Radio' Channel |accessdate=2007-09-18]

ATN also owns the rights to distribute Indian-based Sony Entertainment Television Asia (Hindi) [ [http://www.asiantelevision.com/atnsony.htm Asian Television Network ] ] in Canada.

Coming soon

* Ariana Television Network (Afghanistan)
* ATN Kairali TV
* ATN Zee Music
* SET Max [cite press release |publisher=Asian Television Network International Limited |date=2007-07-30 |url=http://asiantelevision.com/pr/SET%20MAX%20Channel%20Approval%20Press%20Release%20July%2030%202007%20oc.pdf |title=ATN to Launch SET MAX across Canada |accessdate=2007-09-19]
* STAR Onecite press release |publisher=Asian Television Network International Limited |date=2007-07-30 |url=http://www.asiantelevision.com/pr/StarShines%20in%20threes%20%20press%20release%20July%202007.pdf |title=STARS SHINE ON ATN |accessdate=2007-09-19]
* STAR Newscite press release |publisher=Asian Television Network International Limited |date=2007-07-30 |url=http://www.asiantelevision.com/pr/StarShines%20in%20threes%20%20press%20release%20July%202007.pdf |title=STARS SHINE ON ATN |accessdate=2007-09-19]
* STAR Vijaycite press release |publisher=Asian Television Network International Limited |date=2007-07-30 |url=http://www.asiantelevision.com/pr/StarShines%20in%20threes%20%20press%20release%20July%202007.pdf |title=STARS SHINE ON ATN |accessdate=2007-09-19]

ee also

* List of broadcasting licences held by Asian Television Network

References

External links

* [http://www.asiantelevision.com Official Site]
* [http://www.asiantelevision.com/Press9.htm#24hour Original ATN channel launches on Rogers Cable]
* [http://www.asiantelevision.com/Press9.htm Historice alliance with Zee Networks]
* [http://www.asiantelevision.com/Press7.htm#WORLD Alliance with B4U]
* [http://www.asiantelevision.com/Press4.htm ATN signs distribution deal with SET Asia]
* [http://www.asiantelevision.com/Press10.htm ATN to launch Jaya TV in Canada]
* [http://www.asiantelevision.com/press19.pdf ATN to launch NDTV in Canada]
* [http://www.asiantelevision.com/atn_plans_to_launch_bangla_telev1.htm ATN Bangla to launch in Canada]
* [http://www.asiantelevision.com/pr/B4U%20Music%20press%20release.pdf ATN To launch B4U Music in Canada]
* [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/ownership/cht185.pdf CRTC chart of ATN's assets]


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