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ATN to hit the satellite radio airwaves

Briefs | 09/19/2007 12:33 am EDT

Asian Television Network International Ltd. (ATN) and XM Canada have announced the creation of ATN-Asian radio, the first and only North American radio service of its kind. The 24-hour channel will serve the South Asian community across the continent starting this October. "ATN is delighted to collaborate with XM Canada in providing an ATN branded super station across North America," said Shan Chandrasekar, chairman and CEO of ATN. "We expect this to attract a wide audience and will complement our existing South Asian television channels. It will be a compelling package." Found on XM159, the station will highlight the best of Bollywood as well as the latest from top South Asian artists. While the majority of the talk shows will be in English, substantial coverage will be given to languages such as Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Sinhalese among others.

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