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.
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