PTC Punjabi

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PTC Punjabi
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Launched 6 August 2008 (2008-08-06)
Audience share India:
11% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARC)
Country India
Broadcast area India, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom & Ireland
Headquarters Chandigarh, Punjab, India,
Airtel DTH (India) Channel 555
BIG TV (India) Channel 953
Dish TV (India) Channel 1154
Sun Direct DTH (India) Channel 666
Tata Sky (India) Channel 1094
Dish Network (USA) Channel 737
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 735
Astra 2F (Europe) 12522 V 22000 5/6
MTNL Channel 165

PTC is a Punjabi television network from India and is owned by PTC Network. It features general interest programming including news, dramas, comedies, music and talk shows. PTC Punjabi commenced operations on 6 August 2008 and in a year, had become the most popular television network in Punjab.

In 2009, PTC Punjabi expanded its reach internationally. It launched in the United States on DirecTV on 23 August 2009. In September 2009, a Canadian version launched via a partnership with Channel Punjabi Television. In early 2010, PTC Punjabi was removed from DirecTV for unknown reasons. On 25 August 2010, PTC Punjabi launched on Dish Network, making the channel available in the United States once again.

In July 2010 PTC Punjabi was launched in Australia and New Zealand on Konnect TV Network and in 2011 on VisionAsia (Australia and New Zealand). Currently it broadcasts to every viewer in Europe in Free to Air mode on Sky. It is also available to viewers to United States and Canada on Dish Network, Rogers, Telus, Bell, Bell Fibe, Shaw.

PTC hosts the annual PTC Punjabi Music Awards and hosted, for the first time, PTC Punjabi Film Awards in 2011, which it hosts every year.


Some of the most popular programs on PTC Punjabi include:

Gurbani (praises of god sung by the sikhs) is telecasted everyday from the gurudwara (sikh temple) Harminder Sahib (commonly known as the Golden Temple) in the early morning and evening. Gurbani is the main program for which PTC Punjabi is famous in the sikhs, in mostly India, Canada etc.

News Bulletin offers Punjabi news, featuring the widest network of reporters and cameraman across Punjab.

Straight Talk is a hard-hitting talk show with political and community leaders in a format that allows for straight and candid discussion on current issues. Straight Talk has featured individuals fully acquainted with the entire family in an informal and entertaining format.

The Masters is an unplugged anchor-based show with Punjab Dei Sitare, a fleet of legendary singers who perform live with well-modulated voices that resound from the corners of the world, where the Punjabi diaspora is found.

Primetime News features two news anchors who present the day's big stories in a lively, chatty format.

Majha, Malwa Doaba Daily News Update give special updates from Majha, Malwa and Doaba belts of Punjab catering to local happenings.

Voice of Punjab is a Punjabi musical reality TV game show. It started in 2010, and as of August 2012 it had 3 seasons.

BCL Punjab is a Punjabi version of Box Cricket League where celebrities play cricket in teams and compete for a grand prize.

Mr. Punjab is popular Punjabi male pageant reality television show where men across Punjab compete for Mr Punjab title every year. It started in 2014, now audition dates for the latest season Mr. Punjab 2017 has also been announced.

Sister networks[edit]

  1. PTC NEWS is a sister network to PTC Punjabi, PTC Punjabi (Canada) and PTC CHAK DE. All three networks are owned by PTC Network. It features general interest programming including news, dramas, comedies, music and talk shows. From 1 to 20 November the PTC NEWS along with PTC Punjabi and PTC CHAK DE gave live broadcasts of the 2011 Kabaddi World Cup. PTC NEWS gave all of the night matches and also the semi final and final of the 2011 Kabaddi World Cup.

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