A new Islamic channel from Pakistan called Madani Channel is set to launch next month after it struck a deal with World Media Connect to buy the former EPG slot of Punjjabi TV.

The latter went off air abruptly on Sky Digital at the beginning of October and whilst channel officials are confident of a return soon, it looks unlikely anytime soon.

Punjjabi TV was available on Sky EPG 838. Madani Channel has been seeking a launch in the UK market for the past few weeks but was delayed due to unavailability of new EPG slots.

Madani Channel will be available on Sky Digital by Monday 7th December.