ATN Bangla (Canada)
ATN Bangla logo
|Launched||October 19, 2005|
|Owned by||Asian Television Network|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Rogers Cable||Channel 861|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 814|
ATN Bangla broadcasts a variety of programming in the Bengali language including news, films, television dramas and talk shows. It airs programming from foreign sources in India and Bangladesh as well as locally produced 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 - Bangla Channel One, described as "a national ethnic Category 2 pay television programming undertaking devoted to programming of interest to persons who speak Bengali."
On September 13, 2012, the CRTC approved Asian Television Network's request to convert ATN Bangla from a licensed Category B specialty service to an exempted Cat. B third language service.
In September 2014, ATN lost the rights to programming from ATN Bangla in Bangladesh. The channel was subsequently re-branded with a generic logo but retains the same name and now airs foreign programming from India as well as Bangladesh.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-126 CRTC 2005-04-07
- 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
- ATN Bangla – Revocation of licence