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#426 OFFLINE   gdeep

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 08:28 AM

Is PTC on yet? My guess is it might come on Aug 15th - Independence day!

Edited by gdeep, 11 August 2009 - 11:46 PM.


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#427 OFFLINE   prashp1

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 06:38 PM

Hello. Is Dish Network showing free preview channels of TV Asia and TV9 Gujarat? Thanks

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:44 PM

Hello. Is Dish Network showing free preview channels of TV Asia and TV9 Gujarat? Thanks


Yes

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:32 AM

Yes


Do you know how long will the free preview last? Thanks

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:20 AM

Any news about a Doordarshan comeback? Must be those glitches...

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:56 AM

Any news about a Doordarshan comeback? Must be those glitches...


Come back on Directv?

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:10 PM

Come back on Directv?


i hope it does'nt replace times now.

Any new channels in the offing for directv or dish?

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 08:46 AM

I still can't see the PTC Punjabi, it still says "Not Purchased" is anyone else able to see anything on there other than that subscription error?

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 05:49 PM

I still can't see the PTC Punjabi, it still says "Not Purchased" is anyone else able to see anything on there other than that subscription error?


I think it will be a while until you will see PTC turned on.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 03:56 PM

I think it will be a while until you will see PTC turned on.


I remember the first ad was way back in first quarter. was expecting around baisakhi, but we'll see when it officially launches and are able to see it.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 09:50 PM

PTC Punjabi will appear 9 or 10 1/2 hours from the Live feed on Wednesday August 19, 2009 at 6AM ET.

I notice that the Gurbani Sachkhand Gurudwara (Nanded, MH) will be shown only once from 3am-8am ET (No West Coast replay). Evenings at 6pm-7:30pm ET.

Commercials containing music just like MH1 and Chardikla Time TV.

Exclusive airings of new music.

PTC News 3 or 4 times a week.

Dramas from Punjab (India and Pakistan)

Variety shows. Gurpreet Ghuggi will have his third show since he left MH1.

Edited by satexplorer, 23 August 2009 - 09:38 AM.


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Posted 16 August 2009 - 06:28 PM

PTC Punjabi will appear 9 or 10 1/2 hours from the Live feed on Monday August 17, 2009 at 6AM ET.

I notice that the Gurbani from Harmandir Sahib will be shown only once from 3am-8am ET (No West Coast replay). Evenings at 6pm-7:30pm ET.

Commercials containing music just like MH1 and Chardikla Time TV.

Exclusive airings of new music.

PTC News 3 or 4 times a week.

Dramas from Punjab (India and Pakistan) and Variety shows.


thanks for the info....

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 03:14 AM

PTC Punjabi will appear 9 or 10 1/2 hours from the Live feed on Monday August 17, 2009 at 6AM ET.

I notice that the Gurbani from Harmandir Sahib will be shown only once from 3am-8am ET (No West Coast replay). Evenings at 6pm-7:30pm ET.

Commercials containing music just like MH1 and Chardikla Time TV.

Exclusive airings of new music.

PTC News 3 or 4 times a week.

Dramas from Punjab (India and Pakistan) and Variety shows.


PTC Punjabi is a great channel, a lot of high quality Punjabi content for the entire family And interesting about the gurbani, my understanding was that Zee still had the rights for Harmandir Sahib in the US and PTC Punjabi was not allowed to show the feed. I know in Canada the feed has been removed for the last few weeks from ATN's Zee Alpha ETC Punjabi.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 01:07 PM

Is PTC Punjabi on now? I am still getting "Channel Not Purchased" message.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:48 PM

Is PTC Punjabi on now? I am still getting "Channel Not Purchased" message.


I am also getting the same message. but i have noticed a change..now it does actually give a name of the program on air on the channel. But i would like to see the actual programs not the error about purchasing.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:00 PM

i just spoke to directv..so far what i have received info is that it could launch as a la carte for $14.99 and could be up as early as wednesday.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:15 PM

i just spoke to directv..so far what i have received info is that it could launch as a la carte for $14.99 and could be up as early as wednesday.


CSR is right..PTC is la carte for 14.99.

PTC shows up on directv site now so, I'm thinking it should be up an running now.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 11:08 PM

CSR is right..PTC is la carte for 14.99.

PTC shows up on directv site now so, I'm thinking it should be up an running now.


Yeah the channel is broadcasting now. After it was added as a la carte onto account.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 05:55 AM

So for the people who got PTC Punjabi, how do you like it? How does it compare to Alpha and other Punjabi channels on Dish?

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 09:06 AM

So for the people who got PTC Punjabi, how do you like it? How does it compare to Alpha and other Punjabi channels on Dish?


All I have seen is news so far. Looks like it's direct feed from india so you won't see the programs that are listed on guide.

I'm also thinking Directv will bring PTC News too.

Edited by gdeep, 20 August 2009 - 10:30 AM.


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Posted 20 August 2009 - 11:30 PM

All I have seen is news so far. Looks like it's direct feed from india so you won't see the programs that are listed on guide.

I'm also thinking Directv will bring PTC News too.


It just happens, each time i have tuned into that channel, I have seen news, but it does look better than other punjabi channels. There was some issues with delayed audio one time i had tuned,

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 01:47 PM

It just happens, each time i have tuned into that channel, I have seen news, but it does look better than other punjabi channels. There was some issues with delayed audio one time i had tuned,


Ok i have to admit after watching two days of this channel - This channel suckkkkkkkkkks. I will watch little more over the weekend to see if there is good programming but 75% of the programming is just news. I will drop this channel soon if i see the same programming on weekend.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:02 PM

Ok i have to admit after watching two days of this channel - This channel suckkkkkkkkkks. I will watch little more over the weekend to see if there is good programming but 75% of the programming is just news. I will drop this channel soon if i see the same programming on weekend.


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Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:43 PM

Ok i have to admit after watching two days of this channel - This channel suckkkkkkkkkks. I will watch little more over the weekend to see if there is good programming but 75% of the programming is just news. I will drop this channel soon if i see the same programming on weekend.


Very weird but I suspect this has to do with the fact that PTC Punjabi has not been launched in Canada because the programming for Canada will only have about an hour max of news daily which will also include local news due to restrictions in Canada. This will be same signal block for the US, minus the local news and Gurbani from the Golden Temple been substituted.

The initial plan was to launch PTC Punjabi in Canada next week but that was delayed so I'm assuming the "actual" signal for the US/Canada of the channel is not been sent to the US yet. Most likely they're waiting until the channel is launched in Canada.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:32 PM

True that about PTC Punjabi, it seems mainly news and lots of news. I have tuned few times and I see News. Maybe might be my timing, but I was hoping for more than that.




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