ATN granted more licences



    TORONTO, June 22 /CNW/ - Asian Television Network International Limited
(ATN) (TSX-SAT), Canada's largest South Asian broadcaster and largest
distributor of World Class Cricket, is delighted to announce it has received
approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
(CRTC) for ten more digital television licences to better serve the growing
demand for movies, music, news, sports and entertainment in South Asian
communities across Canada.
    The licences are for channels which will broadcast live news and sporting
events from South Asia, Canada and other parts of the world, as well as movies
and music.
    "We are proud of this major addition of three sports services, three news
services, two movie, and two music channels to our portfolio of South Asian
television services in Canada," said Mr. Shan Chandrasekar, ATN's president
and CEO.

    The company currently operates 14 specialty television channels as well
as ATN Asian Radio on XM 159, the only Satellite Radio serving North America's
South Asian Diaspora. ATN video content is also available on any Bell mobile
phone that supports video. ATN has programming alliances with leading
international broadcasters and is the long-term rights holder for the Indian
Premier League (IPL), ICC World Cricket and ICC World Cup Cricket.
    South Asians are Canada's largest and fastest growing visible minority
group. According to the 2006 Census the group numbered more than 1.2 million
people - a 37% increase over 2001. Other subscribers to ATN services include
Canadian cricket fans of British heritage, including many from the West
Indies, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and South
Africa.
    To subscribe to ATN and for more details about our services and their
schedules, please visit www.asiantelevision.com or contact your local service
provider.

    
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For further information:

For further information: B. Fulton, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, Asian
Television Network International Limited, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, (905)
836-6460 or www.asiantelevision.com


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