MATV


MATV

Infobox TV channel
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launch= 2000
owner= Middlesex Broadcasting Corporation Ltd.
web= [http://www.matv.co.uk www.matv.co.uk]
terr serv 1=Analogue
terr chan 1=UHF Channel 68
terr serv 2=
terr chan 2=
terr serv 3=
terr chan 3=
sat serv 1=Sky Digital
sat chan 1=Channel 793
cable serv 1=Virgin Media| cable chan 1=Channel 823
cable serv 2=Virgin Media
NTL analogue
cable chan 2=Channel 46

MATV "(Midlands Asian Television)" is a specialist Asian content TV channel based at 7 Woodyboy St, Leicester, England featuring Indian programming in Hindi, English, Gujarati and Punjabi. These shows are primarily local based and produced at the Comebine House, Woodboy Street studio. The channel was also affiliated with India's SAB TV. However, the channel was taken over in India, and the UK branch of SAB TV (located in London) is now known as MATV National. Its Chief Executive is Vinod Popat.

MATV Channel 6

MATV Channel 6 broadcasts in Leicester, United Kingdom on UHF Channel 68 (frequency 847.25 MHz - Horizontally polarised). The Channel is also available on Virgin Media's cable network in the Leicester area.

The channel claims a potential audience of around 180000 homes Fact|date=May 2008 and provides a range of programming; although like many RSL television channels some of its nightly output is Sky News and Teleshopping.

The majority of programmes are based locally such as news show Leicestershire In Focus and coverage of religious events in the city such as the Diwali celebrations on Belgrave Road and Melton Road (also know as the Golden Mile) which are the biggest Diwali celebrations outside India and Vaisakhi's Nagan Kirtan.

MATV National

MATV broadcasts on SKY Digital channel 793 and Virgin Media cable channel 823. Formerly the UK arm of India's SAB TV.

Current Programmes

*Aaj Kal
*Baharan Punjab Diyan (MATV National 793)
*Cook With Kuldeep
*Desho Pardesh (MATV National 793)
*Legal Solution (MATV National 793)
*Manoranjan
*Sanjh Dilan Di (MATV National 793)
*Punjabian De Balle Balle

Programming Archive

*Des Pardes (Hindi News)
*Funkar with Farzana
*Gurjar Ras
*Gujarati Live Talk
*Hum Sab Saath Saath
*Leicestershire In Focus (MATV Channel 6 Only)
*MATV Live Talk
*Manoranjan
*Saheli
*Shreemad Bhagwat Katha

Presenters

*Harjap Singh Bhangal
*Kamal Kishoreji
*Nilesh N. Shukla
*Rajendra Brahmabhatt
*Santokh Singh Dhesi
*Shingara Singh
*Sukhvir Sodhi


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