In April 2006, ATN was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called ATN - Asian Sports Network (ASN), described as "a national, English-language Category 2 pay television programming service devoted to the game of cricket. The service shall broadcast live cricket games from various venues around the world and shall showcase local cricket games. The service shall also broadcast discussions about the game of cricket."
ATN announced on January 31, 2007 plans to launch the channel as ATN Cricket Plus, in a licensing partnership with DirectTV, who launched their own Cricket Plus channel in the United States in 2006 with Taj TV. The channel launched in February 2007 on Rogers Cable.
On September 25, 2012, ATN Cricket Plus' broadcasting license to operate as a pay service was revoked at ATN's request. The channel subsequently re-launched as a regular specialty service on June 17, 2012, under the following license: ATN - Asian Sports Network.