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ATN reports a net profit of $1,721,540 on revenues of $12,693,670 for the 6 months ended June 30, 2012

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TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN) (TSX: SAT) Canada's Pioneer South Asian Broadcaster is pleased to announce its second quarter 2012 consolidated financial and operating results for the 3 and 6 months ended June 30, 2012, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").

Financial highlights are as follows:

  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
  2012 2011 % Chg 2012 2011 % Chg
Operating revenue $6,362,975 $6,953,691 -8% $12,683,670 $14,377,791 -12%
Administrative expenses 453,888 463,173 -2% 1,000,222 898,603 +11%
Marketing and distribution costs 3,895,845 3,485,243 +12% 7,787,366 7,829,505 -1%
Employee costs 720,570 714,850 +1% 1,483,917 1,377,430 +8%
Depreciation, amortization and impairments 43,165 37,892 +14% 86,409 75,062 +15%
Finance costs 1,571 2,166 -27% 4,023 3,029 +33%
(Gain) loss on exchange difference 5,614 (2,444) -330% 4,267 (3,548) -220%
Income from operation 1,242,322 2,252,811 -45% 2,327,466 4,197,710 -45%
Income tax expense 298,251 692,763 -57% 605,926 1,295,681 -53%
Net income for the period 944,071 1,560,048 -39% 1,721,540 2,902,029 -41%
Earnings per share .04 .06 -39% .07 .12 -41%
Cash flows from operations $2,123,045 $1,704,713 +25% $2,332,353 $3,501,270 -33%

ATN serves Canada's diverse cultural communities with 34 premium specialty television channels. ATN offers its flagship general interest service, Several Bollywood movie channels , and a variety of channels that include 3 sports Channels, 3 news Channels , 3 music Channels , 2 lifestyle Channels, 3 Chinese Channels and several General interest and regional language channels. ATN is one of Canada's largest distributors of World Class Cricket. ATN operates the only South Asian Radio Service 24 hours a day on XM across The United States and Canada. ATN video content is also available on any Bell mobile phone that supports video. ATN has programming alliances with leading international broadcasters. For more information please visit

Neither the Toronto Venture Exchange, nor its regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the exchange), accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

Certain information in this press release may contain forward-looking statements. This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements.

The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to the Company. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in filings by the Company with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at


SOURCE Asian Television Network International Limited

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