ATN Jaya TV
Jaya TV logo.png
ATN Jaya TV logo
CountryCanada
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersMarkham, Ontario
Programming
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerAsian Television Network
(name licensed by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam)
History
Former namesATN Tamil Channel
Links
WebsiteATN Jaya TV

ATN Jaya TV (still unofficially known as ATN Tamil) is a Canadian exempt Category B Tamil language specialty channel owned by Asian Television Network (ATN). It broadcasts programming from Jaya TV, a popular television channel from India, and Canadian content.

Programming includes dramas, sitcoms, talk shows, movies and more. ATN Jaya TV was previously known on air as ATN Tamil Channel before a deal with Jaya TV was made and the name change occurred.

History

On November 24, 2000, ATN was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called Tamil Channel, described as "The licensee shall provide a national ethnic Category 2 specialty television service targeting the Tamil-speaking community."[1]

On August 30, 2013, the CRTC approved Asian Television Network's request to convert ATN Jaya TV from a licensed Category B specialty service to an exempted Cat. B third language service.[2]

References

Original logo, when under the name ATN Tamil Channel
Original logo, when under the name ATN Tamil Channel