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|Network||Vedic Broadcasting Ltd.|
|Owned by||Acharya Balkrishna|
|Slogan||जीवन का आधार|
|Broadcast area||US (World Direct), Africa, Australia, Mauritius (MBC Digital Platform – TNT), Canada, Continental Europe, United Kingdom (Sky)|
|Sister channel(s)||Aastha Bhajan|
|Dish Network||Channel 719|
|DD Direct+||Channel 30|
|Dish TV||Channel 761|
|Tata Sky||Channel 1055|
|Airtel digital TV||Channel 681|
|Videocon D2H||Channel 481|
|Reliance Digital TV||Channel 650|
|Sun Direct||Channel 700|
Aastha is a spiritual TV network in India. Established in 2000, it is owned by Aastha Broadcasting Network Ltd., which is listed at Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The network's directors are Santosh Kumar Jain and Prabhat Kumar Jain.
In 2005 the channel started the broadcast of Aastha International through UK affiliate as it had done previously in the USA as a 24x7 service on the DTH platform of BSkyB in UK. By 2006 it was reaching 160 countries around the world.
Its programs feature spiritual discourses, socio-cultural ceremonies and religious events, accompanied by meditation techniques and devotional music. They include information about places of pilgrimage, traditional festivals, and vedic science, such as yoga, ayurveda, astrology, crystal therapy and aromatherapy.
Notable hosts and speakers
Notable former and current hosts and speakers include:
- "Indian spiritual network to air hymn-singing reality TV show". CBC News. 4 July 2007.
- "Business: Shiva Cement to allot 10 lakh shares to IFCI". The Hindu. 9 August 2007. Archived from the original on 8 November 2012.
- "Mar 2006 Mar2007 ANNUAL REPORT 2005-2006". Economic Times.
- "Yo Guruji!". The Times of India. 7 January 2006.