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Asian Television Network

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Asian Television Network
Company typePublic (TSX-VSAT)
Founded1971; 53 years ago (1971)
HeadquartersMarkham, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Shan Chandrasekar, Chairman & CEO
Asian Television Network headquarters in Markham

Asian Television Network (ATN) is a publicly traded Canadian broadcasting company, with 54 television channels in 9 languages, serving the South Asian cultural communities in Canada. ATN operates a South Asian Radio service on XM, available in Canada and the United States. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, the company has been in operation since 1997, and is headed by Indo-Canadian broadcaster Shan Chandrasekar.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 2011 TSX Venture 50[1]
  • 2009 Newmarket Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year [2]
  • 2008 Jaya Chandrasekar inducted into Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame [3]
  • 2004 Shan Chandrasekar inducted into Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame [4]


ATN currently owns and operates 46 Canadian television channels and has licences for several others. In addition, ATN is a major distributor of cricket programming in Canada, [citation needed] as it possesses the Canadian broadcasting rights for many of the top cricket events in the world. [citation needed]

Foreign Services[edit]

In addition to the 46 O&O channels that it has launched itself, Asian Television Network also distributes a number of foreign services in Canada. ATN is the official Canadian distributor for the following channels:


On October 27, 2007, ATN launched a 24hr South Asian satellite radio station on the XM Satellite Radio platform. It features news, sports & entertainment programming broadcast primarily in Hindi & Punjabi, among other regional languages.

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