Sikh Channel

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For the channel with a similar name, see Sikh TV.
Sikh Channel
Sikh Channel logo.png
Sikh Channel logo
Launched 13 April 2009
Owned by Sikh Channel Community Interest Company Limited
Audience share ~0.00% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Broadcast area International
Replaced Brit Hits
Sky (UK and Ireland) Channel 829
Astra 2F 12581 V 22000 5/6
VMedia (Canada) 676 (SD)
Streaming media Watch live

The Sikh Channel is a United Kingdom-based, free-to-air, Sikhi-focused satellite television channel. It broadcasts across Europe on satellite television, in Canada and is also streamed live on the internet. The Sikh Channel began to broadcast on 13 April 2009 on Sky channel 840, replacing Brit Hits.[1] The Sikh Channel primarily focuses on education and religious programming for the Sikh community.[2] It operates from a studio in the Aston area of Birmingham.

The Sikh Channel was set up by Davinder Singh Bal's TV Legal Limited.[3][4] TV Legal formed The Sikh Channel Community Broadcasting Company Limited to accept donations, which are used to pay broadcast and programming costs.[5] The Sikh Channel Community Broadcasting Company Limited became a registered community interest company on 25 September 2009 and a registered charity on 2 June 2010.[6][7] In December 2012, TV Legal Limited transferred the channel's television broadcast licence to the Sikh Channel Community Interest Company Limited.[8]

On 18 April 2013, the channel launched in Canada as "ATN Sikh Channel" through an exclusive licensing agreement with the Asian Television Network[9]

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  1. ^ "Brit Hits TV makes way for The Sikh Channel". Biz Asia. 10 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Sikh Channel launches this month". Biz Asia. 5 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "BBC's Sonia Deol is forced off Facebook by Sikhs furious over TV film". Daily Mail. 17 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Owner of The Sikh Channel fined". Biz Asia. 26 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Broadcast Bulletin Issue number 162 19/07/10". Ofcom. 19 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Certificate of incorporation of a community interest company". Sikh Channel. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Ofcom clears The Sikh Channel on appeals". Biz Asia. 19 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Television Broadcast Licensing Update December 2012". Ofcom. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Canada's ATN boosts Punjabi TV offer". Rapid TV News. 23 April 2013. 

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