A new Islamic TV service called Ummah Channel has begun testing on Sky Digital ahead of its official launch next month.

A spokesman from the Ummah Channel told BizAsia.co.uk what viewers can expect, “It is a unique Islamic religious channel. Our mission will be to promote spirituality, humanity, morality and knowledge with Islam at the foundation of everything we do. Our aim is to enrich viewers’ lives through free-to-air programmes which are not only educational and entertaining but also contributes towards individuals۪ spiritual development.”

The Ummah Channel is being backed by the same team as the recently launched Islamic educational radio station – ILM Radio, available on Sky channel 0161.

The Ummah Channel is aiming to launch on Sky Digital’s EPG on Monday 10th August.

The owners are also in the process of launching a third channel called Madni Channel, which currently broadcasts in parts of Asia and the Middle East. They are trying their utmost to launch the channel before the auspicious occasion of Ramadhan (around 20th August).

Visual tests can be tuned in by following the steps below:

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

-> System Setup (4)

-> Add Channels (4)

-> Enter the frequency: 11.222 (H), FEC 2/3, Symbol Rate 27500

-> Find Channels and Press SELECT

-> Highlight “52004” service and press Yellow button.

-> Return to Services Menu

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

-> “52004” should be listed and available