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History of Gurbani broadcast from Golden Temple

History of Gurbani broadcast from Golden Temple


Sept 1959 Doordarshan started live telecast of Gurbani from Golden Temple on Gurpurbs and other religious occasions

June 1984 All-India Radio started live broadcast of Gurbani after the Operation Bluestar; uninterrupted telecast continues to this day

1998 A channel, Punjabi World, started live telecast of Gurbani; it lasted till July 1999

For a brief period, UK-based Khalsa World TV and North India TV Limited broadcast Gurbani live from the Golden Temple

Sept 2000 The SGPC allowed channel ETC to telecast Gurbani live from the Golden Temple; in return, the satellite channel agreed to pay Rs 50 lakh annually to the SGPC Education Fund

2007 ETC transferred the telecast rights to G-Next Media Private Limited, the company that owns PTC channels; the transfer of rights was approved by then SGPC chief and executive panel

July 24, 2012 The SGPC signed an irrevocable, exclusive and worldwide broadcasting rights of Gurbani from the Golden Temple with G-Next for 11 years; the pact terminates on July 24.

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