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Sangat TV’s coverage: British PM David Cameron hails Sangat TV’s efforts in House of Commons

August 11, 2011 | By

London, UK (August 11, 2011): UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron today hailed the contribution of Sangat TV, a Birmingham-based Sikh Television channel, in dealing with the riots.

“Its coverage was an example of a media company’s commitment to social responsibility” Cameron is reported to have said today in response to Conservative MP, Paul Uppal, during the special session of House of Commons.

Sangat TV is run primarily on donations, the community channel that mainly broadcasts in Punjabi language.

The channel has emerged as the unlikely hero of the ongoing unrest in Britain with live coverage of events that includes showing the channel’s correspondents helping the police tackle rioters.

Sangat TV’s presenter Upinder Randhawa’s sensitive coverage in which he expresses his own disgust at the rioting in Birmingham, has captured the imagination of viewers in Birmingham and beyond.

Major broadcasters such as BBC and Sky News have been carrying Sangat TV feeds prominently, while viewers have expressed much appreciation of its live coverage that is driven by the objective of ensuring that normalcy returns to the streets of Birmingham.

Launched in September 2010, the channel is owned by charity organisation Sangat Trust and is supported by donations from Gurdwaras and individuals across the UK.

Most of its programming is in Punjabi and includes “gurbani” and educational programming.

Footage from Sangat TV’s Coverage

Footage from Sangat TV’s Coverage

Soho Road Coverage by Sangat TV

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