The Leader WHO ENVISIONED PUNJABI Television
Considered as the Father of Punjabi Television, Narayan was the leader of the team that launched first-ever Punjabi satellite channel, Punjabi World. He is credited with the unique achievement of putting Gurbani on the World’s television map as the team led by him started beaming Gurbani Kirtan from Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, in 1998. He has been honoured with the Delhi State Punjabi Media Award by the Delhi Government in 2003. He has also contributed his might to the cause of Punjabi theatre where he has worked as an actor, director, designer since 1983 with leading theatre workers of that time. He was also the General Secretary with Collegiate Drama Society which has staged over 2000 Shows during the past three decades. His biggest achievement was the creation of the first-ever Punjabi sound-n-light multi-media stage show, Aazaadi Dey Taraaney, to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Indian Independence. Narayan has also been a respected journalist. He was Acting Editor with The Weekly SUN in the early Nineties and before that he was Culture Editor with Sunday Mail. He was also a respected music and film critic during his stint as a journalist and wrote columns in various publications. Narayan branched onto television in late Nineties and founded ETC PUNJABI besides being the Business Head of ZEE PUNJABI & ALPHA ETC PUNJABI. A creative man at heart, Narayan specializes in conceptualizing high interest television content and proudly heads the World’s Number One Punjabi television network which produces more than 80% of the original Punjabi language non-film, non-songs software in the world. Essentially a team man, Narayan continues to serve the cause of Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiyat through Punjabi Channels. Narayan is the Founder and Managing Director & President of G Next Media Pvt. Ltd since 2007.
Extraordinary organizations are built on the shoulders of extraordinary people. Considered as the father of Punjabi satellite television, PTC Network’s Managing Director & President, Mr. Rabindra Narayan, had launched the first ever Punjabi Satellite channel – Punjabi World. He is known for his unique achievement of putting Gurbani on the World’s television map. The team led by him started broadcasting Gurbani Kirtan from Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, in 1998. The Delhi Government honoured him in 2003 with the ‘Delhi State Punjabi Media Award’.
An English language graduate, Narayan has been a well-known theatre worker from Delhi and his biggest achievement was the creation of the first-ever Punjabi sound-nlight multi-media stage show – AAZADI DE TARAANEY, to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Indian Independence. A respected journalist, Narayan was the Acting Editor with The Weekly Sun in the early 90’s and Culture Editor with the Sunday Mail during the late 80’s.
At the turn of the millennium, Narayan launched ETC PUNJABI and was entrusted with the additional portfolio of Business Head of ZEE PUNJABI subsequently. A creative man at heart, Narayan specializes in conceptualizing high interest entertainment content and proudly heads the World’s number 1 Punjabi television network. Essentially a team man, Narayan continues to bring the best of Punjabi infotainment to millions of viewers, through PTC’s bouquet of Punjabi Channels.