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. Although Channel 24 is an information based channel, it has gained much popularity for its news, fiction, and non-fiction programs.
Channel 24 airs two live interactive sports bulletins, called 'Sports 24', four times a day during 09:00 am–09:30 am, 12:45 pm–1:00 pm, 02:00 pm–02:40 pm, 07:45 pm–08:15 pm and 10:40 pm–11:00 pm. 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 will be presented in a different style. 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 will be displayed and discussed graphically to facilitate viewer understanding and enjoyment of the program. To make the bulletin more unique, it will be a duel and interactive presentation. Before and after displaying a story there will be an informative and interesting discussion with the presenters. Focus on a particular issue and different angles of the issue will be brought to light every week, at least on two days. To make the program more popular throughout the whole country, there is a dedicated chunk for the seven divisions of Bangladesh everyday. 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 sports man are displayed. The every night bulletin comes to an end with a saucy, light, or bizarre story.
Beyond the Gallery
The daily sports program for channel 24 is called Beyond the Gallery, which telecasts everyday at 1:00 pm 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. In every episode there will be an SMS contest, providing viewers with the opportunity to win attractive gifts, although reports suggest that most of the users have never won. Celebrity opinion experts and renowned journalists will be present in every program. To make the program more interesting and special, there will be different and interactive presentations.
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.