TV-Desi Signs Multi-Year Deal With ARY Digital Network to Deliver Five Top Pakistani Channels in Canada and Africa
TORONTO and PLAINVIEW, N.Y., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- TV-Desi Inc., part of the KyLinTV Global Network, and the leading IPTV provider of South Asian television programming in North America, is proud to be the first Internet-based platform in Canada to launch the ARY Network, including ARY Digital, ARY News, ARY Muzik, ARY Zauq, and ARY QTV.
TV-Desi proudly welcomes the diverse group of ARY channels to its robust channel lineup serving Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi markets around the world. These top rated channels from Pakistan further enhance TV-Desi's Urdu package offering in Canada, which now boasts more premium Pakistani channels than any cable or satellite package. Furthermore, TV-Desi is proud to bring the ARY Digital Network to the significant Pakistani community across the African continent. ARY Digital is Pakistan's leading general entertainment channel bringing families a variety of top programming including dramas, comedies and much more. ARY News keeps the international Pakistani community up to date with a 24-hour bilingual (Urdu and English) news channel. ARY News provides continuous around the clock coverage on the latest breaking news from Pakistan and around the globe. ARY News also provides in-depth coverage and analysis of business news and global markets, current affairs, and sports. ARY Musik connects with the youth market and features popular music and special programming focused on Pakistan's evolving music scene with today's leading artists and performers. ARY Zauq brings viewers a culinary treat featuring food and cooking programs showcasing both Pakistani and international cuisine. ARY QTV is a popular religious and spiritual channel that provides Muslim audiences dedicated programming that celebrates their faith and community.
"We are thrilled to welcome the ARY Digital Network to TV-Desi. We are proud to offer the Pakistani community in Canada the greatest selection of Urdu programming in the market today. Ultimately, our partnership with ARY serves our highest mandate and corporate commitment: to provide top quality programming at affordable prices on all devices to South Asian communities across Canada and other parts of the world," said Mr. Michael Bradley, Vice President, International Network, KyLinTV.
"ARY is excited and very optimistic about our partnership with TV-Desi. We are confident that by launching our channels on TV-Desi, we will meet the demand for quality family entertainment that is currently unfulfilled amongst the Pakistani community living in Canada and abroad," said Mr. Muhammad J. Bawany, Vice President Operations, ARY Digital Network USA. "ARY Digital Network has become a means for all expatriate Pakistanis to stay connected and updated with the happenings of their homeland. Apart from this, it has become a major source of information, knowledge and entertainment for the viewers around the globe as well. Our vision is to keep contributing positively to the fast growing information based global society and to create opportunities for cultures to interact and experience each other in a constructive way," commented Mr. Salman Iqbal, President & CEO, ARY Digital Network.
To learn more about TV-Desi and the five ARY Network channels, please: visit www.tv-desi.com.
About KyLinTV Global Network
Based in New York, Toronto, Beijing and Singapore, KyLinTV Global Network is the world leading Over-the-top (OTT) IPTV platform delivering the most advanced technology service and unmatched TV programming, over 225 multi-ethnic live television channels and more than 35,000 hours of video-on-demand content, around the world. KyLinTV Global Network offers multi-ethnic brands including KyLinTV (Chinese), TV-Desi (Hindi, Urdu and Bengali), Talfazat/Talfazat-ART (Arabic) and JumpTV (Spanish) and others, through a variety of Internet-connected devices, such as TV Set Top Box, Smart TV, PCs and various Tablet devices. KyLinTV is the first TV platform to offer Chinese HD content to overseas Chinese communities in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, broadcasting more than 100 top Chinese channels and the largest collection of VOD library. TV Desi is the leading South Asian IPTV platform delivering over 35 live channels to Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani communities across the globe. Talfazat and Talfazat-ART provides over 50 live Arabic channels from the Middle East and North Africa to Arabic communities around the world. KyLinTV Global Network also distributes over 20 channels from Latin America and the Caribbean territory via JumpTV Latino brand. The KyLinTV service was launched under the stewardship of two key investors, Charles B. Wang, founder of Computer Associates, and Charles Dolan, founder of Cablevision and Home Box Office.
About ARY Digital
ARY Digital is the subsidiary of the ARY Group established in 1970. The ARY Group of companies is a Dubai-based holding company founded by a Pakistani businessman, Haji Abdul Razzak Yaqoob (ARY) who is the chairman of the group. Currently, the network consists of channels including ARY Digital (Asia-Middle East-UK/Europe-USA) (Entertainment), ARY News, ARY Musik (Music), ARY QTV(Religion), ARY Zauq (Food), HBO, Nick, and many new ventures in the pipeline. Most of the networks in-house channels have their own specialized programming catering to Urdu speakers living in Pakistan and abroad.ARY Digital has now grown as the Urdu speaking television viewers favorite which has spread its footprint across the globe. Today the channel has separate beams across South East Asia, Middle East, United Kingdom, Europe and North America promoting Pakistan's soft image and rich culture across the globe. As an ambassador for the great people of Pakistan beaming in more than 100 countries, ARY Digital has a vision to become a vital organization contributing positively towards a more prosperous Pakistan in the near future.
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