ATN Alpha ETC Punjabi

ATN Alpha ETC Punjabi

ATN Alpha ETC Punjabi logo
Launched 2001
Owned by Asian Television Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Markham, Ontario
Website ATN Alpha ETC Punjabi
Bell TV Channel 704
Cogeco Channel 1015
Rogers Cable Channel 850
Shaw Cable Channel 528
Bell Fibe TV Channel 818
Optik TV Channel 2420
VMedia Channel 850

ATN Alpha ETC Punjabi is a Canadian exempt Category B Punjabi language specialty channel that is owned by Asian Television Network. It broadcasts programming from Alpha ETC Punjabi and Canadian content. Programming comes in the form of movies, news, dramas, comedies, and talk shows.

As of August 2009, ATN Alpha ETC Punjabi no longer broadcasts Gurbani from the Harimandir Sahib in Amritsar, Punjab in Canada as ATN no longer has the rights for the Gurbani. Gurbani from the Harimandir Sahib will now only be available in Canada on PTC Punjabi which is set to launch in the Fall on Rogers and across Canada.


On November 24, 2000, ATN was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called Punjabi Channel, described as "The licensee shall provide a national ethnic Category 2 specialty television service targeting the Punjabi-speaking community."[1]

On August 30, 2013, the CRTC approved Asian Television Network's request to convert ATN Alpha ETC Punjabi from a licensed Category B specialty service to an exempted Cat. B third language service.[2]


  1. Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2000-686 CRTC 2000-14-12
  2. ATN Punjabi Channel– Revocation of licence

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