KTSF Launches Diya TV on Channel 26.2 Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area

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Diya TV, America’s first South Asian broadcast television network, joins KTSF, the nation’s largest Asian-language broadcaster. The 24/7 channel will feature local news, talk, public affairs, live sports, Bollywood films and more.

“We’re proud to be able to offer locally-focused programming to this emerging and influential demographic,” said Michael Sherman, General Manager of KTSF

KTSF Television ktsf.com, the nation's largest Asian-language broadcast station welcomes Diya TV diyatv.com, America’s first South Asian broadcast television network, to its digital over-the-air channel 26.2. The 24/7 Bay Area based network joins subchannels for the Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese community on multicultural broadcaster KTSF, adding to the stations long-standing commitment to serve the underserved.

“We’re proud to be able to offer locally-focused programming to this emerging and influential demographic,” said Michael Sherman, General Manager of KTSF.

“It’s an extremely proud moment in our network’s history to join forces with one of best television stations in America,” said Ravi Kapur, Diya TV Founder and CEO. “The South Asian community has been long ignored, but this partnership with KTSF only solidifies our belief the time is right for a free, local channel to provide news, entertainment and information other communities have long received.”

Bay Area native Kapur is an award-winning journalist, determined to bring local news, investigative journalism, as well as premium entertainment, sports and cultural programming to the channel. Diya TV was the first media organization to profile Rep. Mike Honda and opponents Ro Khanna and Dr. Vanila Singh for the closely contested 17th District Congressional seat in the Silicon Valley, was the exclusive broadcast sponsor of Indiaspora, the first Indian-American inauguration ball, and lends its support to a multitude of non-profits around the nation.

About Diya TV:

Launched in 2009, Diya TV now reaches more than 25 million Americans on affiliate television stations KTSF Channel 26.2 in San Francisco, KAXT Channel 1.1 in San Jose, WRJK Channel 22.3 in Chicago and KLEG Channel 44.3 in Dallas. With a majority of its programming in English, Diya TV is the nation’s only broadcast television network serving the South Asian community. For more information, please visit http://www.diyatvusa.com.

About KTSF Television:

KTSF Television is the largest Asian-language broadcast station in the United States. Established in 1976, KTSF is an independent, full-power television station providing news and entertainment programming to over 2.75 million television households. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, KTSF broadcasts in 12 languages. KTSF is available over-the-air on channel 26 and on cable channel 8 on Comcast Cable throughout the Northern California market. DirecTV, Dish Network and AT&T U-Verse also carry KTSF. KTSF is the first Asian media outlet in the United States to offer Nielsen Media Research data to its clients. For more information, please visit http://www.ktsf.com.

For more information, contact:
Deepti Dawar – 650.503.3492 – deepti (at) diyatvinc (dot) com

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