ATN Aastha TV
|ATN Aastha TV|
ATN Aastha logo
|Launched||October 19, 2005|
|Owned by||Asian Television Network|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Website||ATN Aastha TV|
|Rogers Cable||Channel 847|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 793|
|Optik TV||Channel 2348|
ATN Aastha broadcasts religious and spiritual programming in Hindi, Gujarati, and English, focusing mainly on the teachings and principles of Hinduism. Programming includes discourses, devotional music, meditation and yoga techniques, coverage of religious festivals, and ancient Indian scientific practices such as ayurveda. Programming is primarily sourced from Aastha TV, an Indian-based television channel, in addition to Canadian content.
In April 2005, ATN was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called ATN - South Asian Devotional Music & Discourse Channel, described as "a national ethnic Category 2 pay television programming undertaking devoted to religious programming presented in South Asian languages."
On September 13, 2012, the CRTC approved Asian Television Network's request to convert ATN Aastha TV from a licensed Category B specialty service to an exempted Cat. B third language service.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-139 CRTC 2005-04-08
- ATN launches four more digital television channels and acquires more cricket ATN press release
- ATN launches four more digital television channels and acquires more cricket Archived October 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Channel Canada 2005-10-24
- AASTHA – Revocation of licence