ARY Group’s news and current affairs channel One World will be launching in the UK by year-end, it has been confirmed.

The Urdu channel has been looking at launching for the past twelve months. Even though a date for launch date has not yet been announced, in an email to Biz Asia today, a channel insider said: “Sky has given us the intimation that ARY One World should be on its platform by January 2006 but it could be earlier depending on its ability to turn around other channels in queue quickly.”

This is the first piece of concrete information from the broadcaster following months of speculation. One World has been broadcasting successfully in Pakistan for several years. One World is a part of the ARY Digital Group, which runs the ARY Digital entertainment channel on Sky Digital.

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