The UK’s first all-Kashmiri infotainment service called Aapna Channel has commenced full video and audio testing ahead of its official Sky Digital launch.

The channel will broadcast in Pahari and Mirpuri, with selected programmes also in Pothowari and Hindko.

Tests of the channel are showing a promo loop of forthcoming shows. It has been broadcasting in Asia for a year and has managed to generate a good response.

Aapna Channel will be available on Sky Digital from Monday 23rd April 2007.

Testing for Aapna Channel can be viewed in the following way:

-> Using your Sky Digi remote, go to Services Menu

-> System Setup (4)

-> Add Channels (4)

-> Enter the frequency: 11.259 (V), FEC 2/3, Symbol Rate 27500

-> Find Channels and Press SELECT

-> Highlight “52115” service and press Yellow button.

-> Return to Services Menu

-> Other Channels (6) on STB / (8) on Sky+

-> “52115” should be listed and available