Punjjabi TV has made its official Sky Digital launch this morning on channel 838.

Its schedule consists of up to twelve hours per day of original content.

Punjjabi TV’s primetime will be drama-heavy with ‘Chadhya Chann Samundron Paar’ starting at 18:30, followed by ‘Dil Diya Gallan Dil Hee Jaane’, then ‘Raano’ at 19:30. ‘Agg De Kalirrey’ will air at 20:00, followed by ‘Chandigarh Campus’ at 20:30. A daily laugh-out riot show called ‘Punjabi Classic Comedies’, which will feature memorable funny clips from Punjabi films and shows. Another drama ‘Eh Mera Punjab’ will occupy the 21:30 band during the week.

The channel was expected to launch last Monday (20th April) but was delayed over Ofcom talks.

Punjjabi TV has become the first Punjabi entertainment channel to broadcast free-to-air. ZEE Punjabi, which was the first Punjabi entrant in the UK market remains a premium channel. The Sikh Channel launched recently on Sky Digital as a complete Sikh religious channel.

Punjjabi TV has also launched in the US market.