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Posted: Tuesday May 16 9:10:40AM 2006
Now up 0.23 to $1.04 on low volume...Anybody get in yesterday in the low 80s?
Posted: Monday May 8 7:04:50PM 2006
...and yet more cricket...
ATN acquires England vs. Sri Lanka and England vs. Pakistan 2006 cricket series
17:09 EDT Monday, May 08, 2006
TORONTO, May 8 /CNW/ - Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN) (TSX-SAT), is delighted to announce it has secured the exclusive Canadian Broadcast Rights for more world class major cricket series commencing May 2006. ATN will telecast the Cricket matches between England and Sri Lanka commencing Thursday May 11th 2006 in England. The matches will be shown live exclusively on ATN Jaya TV across Canada. Sri Lanka & England will play 3 test matches and 5 One day Internationals. England just lost a series against India and are anxious to return to their winning form. The players to look out for will be Andrew Flintoff, Marcus Trescothik & Monty Panesar from the England side & Muttiah Muralitharan, Mahela Jayawardene & Kumar Sangakkara from the Sri Lankan Squad. The series will promise lots of fun & excitement for all Cricket lovers across Canada. While ATN Jaya TV will telecast the games live, CBN will rebroadcast the entire series. England vs. Pakistan and other major international cricket series will be shown on CBN or other channels operated by ATN with details to be announced in the near future.
To subscribe to ATN Jaya TV, also known as ATN Tamil, or for more details about the test matches please visit our website www.asiantelevision.com or contact your local service provider. ATN is the largest distributor of world-class cricket across Canada.
ATN operates thirteen channels: ATN our flag ship channel with the best of ZEE TV programming, ATN B4U (Bollywood 4 You - our Movie channel), B4U Music, ATN - ZEE Cinema, ATN - ZEE Gujarati, ATN-Aastha, ATN Bangla, ATN-Alpha ETC Punjabi, ATN-Jaya TV, ATN-ARY, CBN (Commonwealth Broadcasting Network-Caribbean channel), SET Asia - Sony Entertainment Television and NDTV 24/7 English news channel from India.
Posted: Monday Apr 24 7:06:06PM 2006
This is the first time I heard about them. One of my friends told me about this website. Even I am planning to do DD on some of their picks. Yes I do hold SAT and not parting with it for now.
Posted: Monday Apr 24 11:29:44AM 2006
Please check out the following report on ATN
Posted: Monday Apr 3 7:36:32PM 2006
Well, you "guys" are right about one thing - the illiquidity. Has it ever quieted down since the release of their earnings!
Posted: Monday Mar 27 9:13:16AM 2006
Any non resource stocks mentioned on this site immediately garner my attention and due diligence. This one is intriguing to say the least. Gotta love that growth and unique "market niche". My order is in. Now whether this gets filled or not...Thanks rodball for bringing it back to our attention, and canvasi for your insights!
Posted: Monday Mar 27 8:04:20AM 2006
Thanks, canvasi, for your analysis / opinions!
Posted: Monday Mar 27 7:47:33AM 2006
This company has zero competition currently. Most of their channels are currently available in Ontario only. Rogers carries almost all their channels, Bell and Shaw lag behind. Express Vu and StarChoice also lag behind. I currently subscribe to one of their channels and would love to add more, but Shaw carries only 3 of their channels. Most of my friends are in the same situation. Cricket is the major attraction but it is only a part of the story. They have movie channels, music channels and news channels. They are also moving into satellite radio. But by having cricket they are also attracting Australians, British and South Africans (Cricket is huge in these countries). Cricket is a religion in the South Asian countries. Currently they are covering all the major cricket action in the world either through their regular channels or Pay per view. At the last count they have 12 channels running another 8-10 in the pipeline plus the satellite radio.
The South Asian immigrant population is made up of multiple language backgrounds. Though Hindi is a language spoken by most people, there are 10 other major languages. Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali to name some. ATN has already added some of these channels and plans to add the other languages. They are also targeting the Carribean immigrants by launching CBN channel.
I don’t see any competition in the near future unless CRTC opens up the skies. Most Indian Channels would like to go on their own, instead of forming a relationship with other companies. ATN has so far been successful in forming those relationships.
Most of the stock is closely held with family and friends. Trading volumes are going to low, as most of them believe in the tremendous potential of this company. Most of Canada does not have access to majority of their channels, and yet they are having these kinds of revenue and earning growth.
Shaw is charging me $ 16.95/mo for one channel. A pack of three channels goes for $ 29.95. Almost all of my friends have subscribed to at least one channel and they want more channels to be available. I don’t know if anyone of you visited any south-asian countries or have friends from that background. Life is a feast of Cricket and Movies.
More cricket and more movies – all the time.
Posted: Sunday Mar 26 10:58:01AM 2006
If their earnings and revenue growth continue at their current rate, would a $2.00 year end target seem reasonable?
Posted: Sunday Mar 26 8:15:45AM 2006
Oh, does anyone know if they face much competition providing services for this demographic?
Posted: Sunday Mar 26 8:12:39AM 2006
Insider trading shows only purchases, most of which were on the open market, though a lot were done at 0.16-0.20 last summer.