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Rabindra Narayan

PTC Network

Rabindra Narayan, the MD & President of PTC Network, is considered as Father of Punjabi Satellite Television, Narayan is credited with putting Gurbani on the world television map as well as starting the first ever Punjabi satellite channel in the world.

Rabindra Narayan studied English literature from Delhi University and attained diploma in Journalism and Marketing. Theatre played a significant part in his life; he has been a popular theatre artist since his college days, and shared stage with several renowned stage personalities. As the General Secretary with the Delhi-based Collegiate Drama Society, he made significant contributions to the field of Punjabi theatre. Narayan is also a renowned journalist and held significant positions with Sunday Mail and The Weekly Sun. He was also an avid film and music critic and has directed a significant number of highly specialised documentaries to his credit.

Rabindra Narayan is a man of ideas and has been able to bring them to successful execution with engaging content for entertaining viewers. His dedication, combined with his team spirit, makes him front runner in the field of Punjabi television and media. One of Narayan’s greatest achievement is the creation of the first Punjabi multimedia stage show – Aazadi De Taraaney – created for commemorating the 50 years of Indian Independence. In the late 90s, Narayan laid the foundation of ETC Punjabi and then also served as Business Head of ZEE Punjabi and Alpha ETC Punjabi. Today, with Seven flagship channels, namely PTC News, PTC Punjabi, PTC Dhol TV, PTC Punjabi Gold, PTC Simran, PTC Music, and PTC Chak De; PTC Network is undoubtedly the largest Punjabi Television Network across the world. These channels have ushered their way into the lives of millions of viewers across the world with music, entertainment, news, spiritual content and innovative programmes. Thanks to the continued efforts of Rabindra Narayan in bringing the Punjabi community togetherby offering round-the-clock infotainment for people of different ages.PTC Network enjoys 80% market share, both in terms of viewership and revenue. It has more than 350 employees consisting of top-notch talent and four state-of-the-art studios. Constantly evolving and experimenting with technology, Narayan also steered PTC Network in beginning the first company in the world to start a daily Live 360 degree Virtual Reality telecast besides doing VR telecast of all PTC’s ground events since 2016.

Under Narayan’s able leadership, the PTC Network has become the world’s largest Punjabi Television Network. With his vision and dedication, he has expanded PTC Network’s base to USA, UK, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and Canada. In November 2019, Narayan launched the world’s first Virtual Reality 360-degree Live Telecast Service to enable his global viewers to watch the live telecast of Gurbani from Sri Darbar Sahib through VR Gear. The VR-based technology provides real-life experience of the Sri Darbar Sahib remotely, via smartphones on PTC Play app or Jio TV. PTC Network also owns a Record label, Movie production and distribution company. It also has the distinction of being the only company in the world to produce original one-hour feature film every week!

Owing to his dedicated efforts and unswerving focus, Mr. Narayan has earned huge respect and recognition through these years. He was honoured with the prestigious ‘Delhi State Punjabi Media Award’ in the year 2003 by the Delhi Government. Recently, he received the Jewel of Punjab Honour from the ex-Prime Minister of India, Shri Manmohan Singh. Narayan has also been the beneficiary of many national and international titles like Asia One India’s Greatest Leaders 2019-20 for his remarkable efforts in bringing a socio-economic revolution in Punjab by providing employment and exposure to the young, aspiring talent.

“Under the able leadership of Mr. Rabindra Narayan, the PTC Network has become the world’s largest and most cherished Punjabi Television Network”

Speaker at TEDx :
1. ‘Delhi State Punjabi Media Award’ in the year 2003 by the Delhi Government

2. The Jewel of Punjab Honour from the ex-Prime Minister of India, Shri Manmohan Singh

3. India’s Greatest Leaders 2019-20 by Asia One

4. Featured as Powerful influencers-2019 and 2021 by

5. Man of Excellence Awards 2021 by Indian Achiever’s Forum

6. Featured in Forbes India Marquee in 2021

7. Inspirational Leaders of Asia 2022 by WhitePageInternational

8. World’s Greatest Leaders 2021-22 by Asia One

9. Global Inspirational Leader 2022 by WCRC in London

10. Top 50 Entrepreneurs of the year in 2022 by The Indian Alert