ATN wins 2008 Business Excellence Award

    NEWMARKET, ON, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - Asian Television Network International
Limited (ATN) (TSX-SAT) was honored last week by the Newmarket Chamber of
Commerce with the "LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD" at the 2008 Business
Excellence Awards.
    "It is with great pleasure that I extend our appreciation and gratitude
to the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce for this prestigious award which
recognizes excellence in business, service and vision for our viewers and the
community," said ATN President & CEO, Shan Chandrasekar. "The high caliber of
the other nominees and the overall quality of business in Newmarket make us
doubly proud to receive this honour."
    Mr. Chandrasekar also thanked Ms Lisa Knappett and Mr. Barry Goodyear,
the co-chairs for the 2008 Business Excellence Gala held on Wednesday
October 22, 2008, and the evening's many sponsors, including RBC Financial
Group, CIBC, Scotia Bank, TD Canada Trust, Rogers and Bell Canada.
    Other distinguished winners were Mars Canada, Environmental Leader of the
Year, and Frank Stronach, the Chairman of Magna Corporation, Entrepreneur of
the Year.
    Canada's largest South Asian broadcaster has made its home in Newmarket
since 1989, where it produces original programming and broadcasts 14 digital
specialty television services from its extensive broadcast centre and studios
on Pony Drive.

    ATN is a long established Canadian company that has grown in stature
along with Canada's fast expanding South Asian population. Since its first
television licence was awarded in 1996, ATN has evolved into one of the
leading players in the Canadian multicultural media industry. Today it caters
to the entertainment tastes and needs of this community through specialty
television services, satellite radio, pay per view sports and concerts, and by
offering live events. ATN is best known for its flagship network, ATN, and as
Canada's largest broadcaster of World Class cricket. Its television services
in English, Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil and other Asian regional languages
are available through cable and satellite services providers.

For further information:

For further information: B. Fulton, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, Asian
Television Network International Limited, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, (905)

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