PTC Punjabi

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PTC Punjabi
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Launched 6 August 2008 (2008-08-06)
Audience share UK:
0.01% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Country India
Broadcast area India, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom & Ireland
Headquarters Chandigarh, Punjab, India,
Replaced Music India
Airtel DTH (India) Channel 555
BIG TV (India) Channel 953
Dish TV (India) Channel 807
Sun Direct DTH (India) Channel 666
Tata Sky (India) Channel 955
Dish Network (USA) Channel 737
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 815
Astra 2F (Europe) 12522 V 22000 5/6
MTNL Channel 165

PTC is a popular 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 USA 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 USA 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 USA & 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 (Amrit Dhara) is a religious program that engages the audience spiritually, specifically Gurbani prayers from the Harmandir Sahib (Darbar Sahib) Amritsar from India. The channel airs live Gurbani from Sri Harmandir Sahib (Darbar Sahib) for more than 8 hours a day. The programme is a hit among the Sikh as well as non-Sikh people. Gurbani is a flagship programme for the Channel. It also airs various live telecasts of Gurbani on various special occasions from different places in India as well as abroad.

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.

Mr. Punjab is a youth-based popular Punjabi reality television show. It started in 2014, there have been two seasons completed and third season is currently in progress.

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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