PTC Punjabi, PTC News & PTC Chak De are leading Punjabi Entertainment, Punjabi News & Punjabi Music channels under the aegis of the company G Next Media (P) Ltd. The channels are commitment bound to the overall objective of being relevant to Punjabi viewers through various programming initiatives. G-Next Media comprises the team of professionals who had successfully launched and managed ETC Channel Punjabi & Zee Punjabi. The same team came together and made PTC network of channels as the leading Punjabi Network.
PTC PUNJABI, launched in August 2008, showcases the true spirit of Punjabiyat in all its myriad moods. A 24-Hours Punjabi satellite channel in the General Entertainment Genre, the key service of the channel is the daily telecast of Gurbani from Sri Harmandar Sahib every morning and evening. The channel telecasts reality shows like Singing Talent Hunt Show Voice of Punjab, Standup Talent Hunt Show Laughter Da Master, Beauty and Talent Hunt Shows Miss PTC Punjabi, Punjab’s biggest Sports Extravaganza Kabaddi WorldCup, Industry Award Functions like PTC Punjabi Music Awards, PTC Punjabi Film Awards and Power packed Musical extravaganzas like The Masters-Sitare Punjab De.
PTC NEWS, launched in 2007, the leading Punjabi News channel, has already created a revolution in the Punjabi satellite scenario. The Channel is dedicated to the soul and heritage of Punjab offering authentic updates on current events, news, happenings and people that are of interest to Punjabis all over. The channel has State-of-art production studios in Delhi, Mohali, USA and Canada. PTC CHAK DE is a 24 hour Punjabi music channel launched in March 2009 . The channel offers Refreshing non-stop Music to the Punjabi viewers, and is a hit with the youth and the elderly alike. PTC Network has also launched PTC Punjabi in Canada, U.S.A, Europe and Australia and New Zealand, specifically catering to the South Asian Community.
The flagship property of PTC Punjabi in Canada, USA & Europe is Gurbani from Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar. Apart from this, the channel also airs Punjab- centric news and Current Affairs. In primetime, the channel provides Entertainment content to Punjabi audiences through a bouquet of programs belonging to the genre Talent Hunt, Comedy, Musical, Local Content, Bollywood News, Talk Shows and so on.
RABINDRA NARAYAN, DIRECTOR & PRESIDENT – PTC NETWORK is a seasoned media professional. A pioneer in the field of Punjabi television, Narayan was the leader of the team that launched first-ever Punjabi satellite channel, Punjabi World. He has played an important role in putting Gurbani on the world’s television map as the team led by him started beaming Gurbani Kirtan from Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, in 1998. He has also been honoured with the Delhi State Punjabi Media Award by Delhi Government’s Punjabi Academy in 2003. He has also contributed his might to the cause of Punjabi theatre where he has worked as an actor, director, designer since 1983 with Dr. C.D. Sidhu and others. He was also the General Secretary with Collegiate Drama Society which has staged over 2000 shows during the past two decades. His biggest achievement was the creation of the first-ever sound-n-light multi-media stage show, Aazaadi Dey Taraaney, to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Indian Independence.
The show produced, in collaboration with Punjabi Academy, was staged at many places including the historic Red Fort. Narayan has also been a respected journalist. He was Asstt. Editor with The Weekly SUN in the early Nineties and before that he was Culture Editor with Sunday Mail. He was also a respected music and film critic during his stint as a journalist and wrote columns in various publications. Essentially a team man, Narayan continues to serve the cause of Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiyat through the Punjabi channels.
RAJIEE M SHINDE, Director & CEO PTC NETWORK is a seasoned media professional who has nearly 15 years of experience behind her. She was earlier with the ZEE GROUP in the capacity of BUSINESS HEAD of ETC CHANNEL PUNJABI and ZEE PUNJABI. She was also heading the programming division for ALPHA ETC PUNJABI (in UK & USA). She started her career with Srishti Videocorp’s Channel YES and then took over the Promo division of Home TV (of Hindustan Times). She has been instrumental in launching LIVE telecasts of events in various parts of India as well as abroad. Her biggest success has been organizing of big events in different parts of the world including Trafalgar Square (London), New Zealand, UAE, Canada which were attended by top dignitaries of the country. Shinde specializes in design and development of high-interest television software and entertainment events.
Among the various Reality Talent Hunt Shows conceptualized and produced by her at PTC, the most prominent ones are PTC Punjabi Music Awards – A felicitation of the greatest talent in Punjabi Music Industry, PTC Punjabi Film Awards – the most prestigious Annual Punjabi Film Awards , Miss PTC Punjabi – A Talent and Beauty Hunt for deserving Punjabi girls, Voice of Punjab – A Singing Talent Hunt Show in Punjab and Laughter Da Master A stand up Talent Hunt Show. She is credited for the launch of PTC Motion Pictures in 2013, involved with Production, Promotion and Release of Punjabi Films in India and Internationally.
PTC Punjabi is available on all Cable Networks in Punjab as well as DTH platforms; Airtel DTH on Channel 583; TATA SKY on Channel 881; DISH TV on Channel 807; BIG TV on Channel 953; SUN Direct TV on Channel 666;Videocon D2H on Channel 751 & MTNL’s IPTV on Channel 165 and Airtel IPTV on Channel 942.
PTC News is available on all Cable Networks in Punjab, TATA SKY on Channel 880, MTNL’s IPTV on Channel 166, SUN Direct on Channel 589, Airtel DTH on Channel 584, Big TV on Channel 955 and Videocon D2H on Channel 757.
PTC Chak De is available on all Cable Networks in Punjab and MTNL’s IPTV on Channel No. 167, Big TV on Channel No. 957, Tata Sky Channel 882, Videocon (D2H) on Channel No. 759, DISH TV on Channel No. 803 and Airtel DTH on Channel No.587.
Internationally, PTC Punjabi is available in USA on Dish Network Channel No. 737. In Canada, the channel is available on Shaw TV 539, Rogers on Channel No. 693, Bell TV 690, Bell Fibe TV 825 and Telus Satellite TV. PTC Punjabi is available in Australia and New Zealand on Vision Asia at Channel No.12. It is also available on Konnect TV at Channel No. 03.
The channel offers the best digital picture quality of viewing, by being available in the latest MPEG-4 FORMAT.