ATN Gujarati

ATN Gujarati

ATN Gujarati logo
Launched October 19, 2005
Owned by Asian Television Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Markham, Ontario
Formerly called ATN Zee Gujarati (2005 - 2009)
Website ATN Gujarati
Rogers Cable Channel 862
Bell Fibe TV Channel 840
VMedia Channel 862

ATN Gujarati is a Canadian exempt Category B Gujarati language specialty channel owned by Asian Television Network (ATN).

ATN Gujarati broadcasts programming focused on family entertainment and culture. Programming includes talk shows, current affairs, news, films, and festival-based programs. Programming is primarily sourced from TV9, an Indian-based television channel, as well as Canadian content.


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

The channel launched on October 19, 2005 as ATN Zee Gujarati under a licensing agreement with Zee Entertainment Enterprises, the owners of Zee Gujarati, an Indian-based channel.[2][3]

ATN Zee Gujarati logo

In May 2009, Zee Gujarati ceased operations in India due to losses at the network.[4][5] As a result, in June 2009, ATN rebranded the network ATN Gujarati and began supplying much of its programming from TV9.

On August 30, 2013, the CRTC approved Asian Television Network's request to convert ATN Gujarati from a licensed Category B specialty service to an exempted Cat. B third language service.[6]


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