ATN IS TO GO HD and Positive changes to follow.

TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Asian Television Network International Limited 
(ATN) (TSX-SAT) is pleased to announce that it now has its new state of the 
art broadcasting facility in Markham in full operation. Now begins the 
deployment phase under which plans are under way to take ATN's flagship ATN 
channel to High Definition (HD) very soon. The tentative date set for going HD 
is March 1, 2013. 
Other changes some of which go to the core of the programming content 
management are also under way under ATN's plans. 
ATN's licensing agreement for rights to the ZEE TV Hindi programming expires 
on 31 January, 2013. It would have automatically renewed but is not being 
renewed following ATN's decision not to do so. The US affiliate of ZEE was 
notified of that decision on October 28, 2012. 
'We have had a very long relationship with ZEE TV and a happy and mutually 
rewarding one at that, 'said Dr. Shan Chandrasekar, President and CEO of ATN. 
'The decision not to have that continue was not an easy one, 'he continued and 
went on to explain that 'we felt that with programming content from both STAR 
PLUS and from ZEE TV, we had a situation where we were unable to do justice to 
either one and from sheer lack of air time had to miss out some very 
compelling programming contents'. Dr. Chandrasekar also observed that ATN's 
positive relationship with ZEE TV is still going to continue relating to the 
exclusive rights acquired by ATN in the programming content of ALPHA ETC 
PUNJABI channel. 
ATN'srelationship with STAR PLUS continues and shall continue to grow going 
forward with more of STAR PLUS programming content aired on the ATN channel as 
well as with better exposure for shows such as Nach Baliye, Veera, Saathiya 
Saath Nibhaana, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Pyar Ka Dard Meetha Meetha Pyara 
Pyara and many more new reality shows. 
ATN sees this as an opportunity and the freedom to join and to be part of the 
brave new cultural world and not only the opportunity to partake in that but 
also to contribute to that, even while firmly positioned with the security of 
its main stay of the first rate quality programming of STAR PLUS owned by a 
multinational broadcast company News Corp. 
ATN plans to introduce Canadian Television Premiers of high caliber Indian 
Movies; and engage in production and exhibition of Canadian feature films 
based on South Asian themes; and produce and feature South Asian Canadian 
dramas in Hindi, Punjabi, English and Tamil and also invest in Canadian 
Independent production. 
ATN is rolling out more channels and expanding and upgrading its operations 
and shall need to relate to those under a separate press release, which is to 
follow soon. 
About Asian Television Network International Limited 
ATN (TSX-SAT) serves Canada's Asian community with 35 premium specialty 
television channels. ATN offers its flagship general interest service, several 
Bollywood movie channels with 800 movies a month, sports channels, news 
channels, music channels, a lifestyle channel, spiritual channel and several 
Regional Language channels. ATN operates the only South Asian RadioService 
on XMacross The United States and Canada. ATN is also the first and only 
broadcaster in Canada to deliver South Asian Content on a Mobile Platform in 
Canada. ATN has programming alliances with leading international broadcasters 
For more details on ATN visit 
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K. Classen CFO Asian Television Network International Limited Markham, Ontario 
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