Dish Debuts India's PTC Punjabi
DBS Provider Is Exclusive U.S. Outlet For India's Most Popular Network
Mike Reynolds -- Multichannel News, 8/27/2010 3:31:35 PM

Dish Network, continuing to bolster its already robust international programming menu, has launched India's PTC Punjabi service.

Located on the DBS provider's channel 604, PTC Punjabi is a 24-hour entertainment channel that broadcasts news, entertainment and religious programming from Punjab, India. Exclusively available in the States via Dish, the channel features Gurbani from Takhat Sri Hazoor Sahib and such popular shows as Preeto TOP10, Voice of Punjab, Ghar Ghar Vich Ghuggi and Miss PTC Punjabi 2010. The network also offers news and current affairs with authentic updates on current events, news and happenings all over the world for the Punjabi diaspora in the U.S.
PTC Punjabi is available to Dish customers for $19.99 per month as part of its Punjabi Pack, which includes GPunjab-Newstime, Alpha Etc Punjabi, Jus Punjabi TV, Pubjabi TV, Jus One and MH1.
"With the addition of PTC Pubjabi, the No. 1 rated Punjabi channel in India, we continue to provide our customers with the most high-quality channels of any TV company in America," said Chris Kuelling, vice president of international programming for Dish in a statement. "Dish Network is proud to be the go-to TV provider for the widest variety of top-rated International programming at the absolute best price in the industry."
Noted PTC Punjabi director and COO Rajiee Shinde: "PTC Network has always strived to provide more than just television to every Punjabi. We strive to be a part of their everyday life and we are glad that through Dish Network, we are also able to touch every Punjabi's life in the U.S."