PTC is a popular Punjabi television network from India and is owned by PTC Network. It features general interest programming including news, dramas, comedies, music and talk shows. PTC Punjabi commenced operations on 6 August 2008 and in a year, had become the most popular television network in Punjab.
In 2009, PTC Punjabi expanded its reach internationally. It launched in the USA on DirecTV on 23 August 2009. In September 2009, a Canadian version launched via a partnership with Channel Punjabi Television. In early 2010, PTC Punjabi was removed from DirecTV for unknown reasons. On 25 August 2010, PTC Punjabi launched on Dish Network, making the channel available in the USA once again.
In July 2010 PTC Punjabi was launched in Australia and New Zealand on Konnect TV Network and in 2011 on VisionAsia (Australia and New Zealand). Currently it broadcasts to every viewer in Europe in Free to Air mode on Sky. It is also available to viewers to USA & Canada on Dish Network, Rogers, Telus, Bell, Bell Fibe, Shaw.
PTC hosts the annual PTC Punjabi Music Awards and hosted, for the first time, PTC Punjabi Film Awards in 2011, which it hosts every year.
PTC NEWS is a sister network to PTC Punjabi, PTC Punjabi (Canada) and PTC CHAK DE. All three networks are owned by PTC Network.It features general interest programming including news, dramas, comedies, music and talk shows. From 1 to 20 November the PTC NEWS along with PTC Punjabi and PTC CHAK DE gave live broadcasts of the 2011 Kabaddi World Cup. PTC NEWS gave all of the night matches and also the semi final and final of the 2011 Kabaddi World Cup.