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#421 OFFLINE   gdeep

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 12:54 PM

Is PTC punjabi up and running now? How much will it cost?

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 03:10 PM

The signal for PTC Punjabi is already been sent to Direct and should be on the air very soon. Also, the same signal is been sent to Canada and PTC has blocked the GT gurbani feed in Canada on Zee ATN.


PTC Punjabi is included in HindiDirect packages. Although PTC never blocked Harmandir Sahib gurbani feed on Zee USA/Canada. It's still available on Alpha ETC Punjabi channel. I'm wondering when Alpha ETC subscribers will defect to DirecTV. I heard that Parkash Singh Badal is biased towards Zee.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 04:31 PM

PTC Punjabi is included in HindiDirect packages. Although PTC never blocked Harmandir Sahib gurbani feed on Zee USA/Canada. It's still available on Alpha ETC Punjabi channel. I'm wondering when Alpha ETC subscribers will defect to DirecTV. I heard that Parkash Singh Badal is biased towards Zee.


As of last week the feed for Harmandir Sahib gurbani was blocked on ATN's Alpha ETC Punjabi in Canada. Zee never had rights to broadcast the feed into Canada and with PTC Punjabi launching in Canada next month, they forced Zee to have ATN block and replace the feed. I am in Canada right now and ATN is showing general Gurbani footage, not Harmandir Sahib. The deal with PTC and Zee is that the feed in the US will remain on Zee Alpha ETC Punjabi until next year, hopefully PTC can start building subs on Direct without the feed.

More information on PTC Punjabi canada here; www.channelpunjabi.ca. Not sure if this is the same company/people launching in the US.

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 04:07 PM

I can see the channel in the guide on the receiver, and the actual channel is 2015, but it is saying "Channel Not Purchased".
I am going to call direct to see what they say.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:01 AM

Directv CSR said they are hoping to start the broadcasting by monday.

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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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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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