Channel 24 (Bangladesh)
||This article is incomplete. (September 2013)|
|Launched||24 May 2012|
|Owned by||Times Media Limited|
|Headquarters||387 (South) Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka 1208, Bangladesh|
|UCS (Bangladesh)||Channel 1|
CHANNEL 24 is a Bengali general information television channel in Bangladesh. It was launched on May 24th, 2012, and is owned by Times Media LTD. Mainly an information based channel, it has also gained popularity for news, fiction, and non-fiction programs.
Channel 24 airs two live interactive sports bulletins, called 'Sports 24', four times a day. The primary focus of the night bulletin is local and international sports events, which includes daily events, special reports, analyses and investigative reports. Previews of late night matches and the games for the following day are presented in a different way. For example, international football matches (like the Champions League, Spanish League, English Premier League, and FIFA World Cup), and tennis matches are mostly played at night schedules according to Bangladeshi time. Match previews, point tables (graphics), key factors (graphics), and other analyses are displayed and discussed graphically to facilitate viewers' understanding and enjoyment of the program. To make the program more popular throughout the whole country, each day includes a dedicated segment for one of the seven divisions of Bangladesh. For example, Saturday will be dedicated for Chittagong, Sunday for Khulna, Monday for Rah, and so on. There is also an "Event of the Day" and "Moment of the Day" in the night bulletin. To give an emotional touch to the bulletins, a segment called "Off Track", which focuses on lucid and soft stories, will be added to the bulletin. During the Thursday night bulletin, burning issues, problems and corruption of sports are discussed. On Friday, stories of a struggling current or former sportsman are displayed. The nightly bulletin ends with a saucy, light, or bizarre story.
Beyond the Gallery
The daily sports program for channel 24 is called Beyond the Gallery, which telecasts at 1:00 pm every day except Friday. The main focus of the program is on local and international sports events, with a special focus on cricket and football, daily events, special reports, analyses, and investigative reports.
Clemon Indoor Uni Cricket 2013
Channel 24 aired LIVE streaming of Clemon Indoor Uni Cricket 2013 and gained huge response for their professional dedication. This is the first time in Bangladesh that a channel telecasted this live game. Three erstwhile cricketers took a unique initiative for university students of the country by arranging an eight-a-side indoor cricket tournament, the first of its kind in Bangladesh. The week-long cricket carnival named Clemon Indoor Uni Cricket started with thirty-two universities at Shaheed Suhrawardy National Indoor Stadium in Mirpur from 22 February.
The first anniversary of Channel 24 was observed on 24 May 2013 with a commitment to keeping the viewers updated with all sorts of news round-the-clock.
A day-long program was organized at Chittagong center of Channel 24, at Agrabad Sheikh Mujib Road.
The program began with cutting of a cake at 10:00 am and continued till 8:00 pm.
Chittagong city Mayor M Manjur Alam, former mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury, former state minister Jafrul Islam Chowdhury, leaders of different political, business, professional and socio-cultural organizations attended the program.