Upcoming Kashmiri channels KBC and KBC 2 (Kashmir Broadcasting Corporation) have begin video testing off the Sky EPG ahead of their official launches.

The channels, which officially launch on Sky Digital next week will become the second and third channel respectively with a focus on Kashmiri programmes. Aap TV has been available on the platform for the past few weeks.

The KBC channels are being launched by the Afsar Group from Birmingham. Whilst KBC will be added to the Sky EPG next week, live programming on the channels dont begin until Sunday 24th August.

It will be the first Asian TV service to simultaneously launch a secondary channel. Currently it۪s unclear what the second channel, known as KBC2, will broadcast. However EPG data testing off the Sky EPG of KBC2 suggests it will be a timeshift channel, telecasting shows one hour later to its flagship service. A first for Asian TV in the UK.

Tests of KBC 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: 12.525 (V), FEC 2/3, Symbol Rate 27500

-> Find Channels and Press SELECT

-> Highlight “53275” service and press Yellow button.

-> Return to Services Menu

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

-> “53275” should be listed and available

Tests of KBC 2 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: 12.525 (V), FEC 2/3, Symbol Rate 27500

-> Find Channels and Press SELECT

-> Highlight “55111” service and press Yellow button.

-> Return to Services Menu

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

-> “55111” should be listed and available