Ekushey Television

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Ekushey Television (Pvt) Ltd.
একুশে টেলিভিশন
Type Broadcast television network
Country Bangladesh
Availability Nationwide
North America
Middle East
Worldwide (online)[1]
Headquarters Kawran Bazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Launch date
14th April, 2000
Official website
Official Website

Ekushey Television (ETV) (Bengali: একুশে টেলিভিশন) is a private terrestrial channel in Bangladesh. It broadcasts from Kawran Bazar, Dhaka. Ekushey Television is the first private television channel in the history of Bangladesh.[2] Official transmission began on April 14, 2000.

Ekushey consistently is the #1 rated channel in Bangladesh; with excellent shows and its own base audience. In 2011, Ekushey became the first Bangladeshi channel to broadcast all its content live-online to viewers around the globe, through its official website as well as Viewers World. The channel is popularly acknowledged as the voice of the nation and considered the most popular TV channel in Bangladesh due to its news and other innovative programs.[3][4]


The headquarters of Ekushey Television, Kawran Bazar, Dhaka.

After being in operation for two years, on August 29, 2002, Managing Director Simon Dring and three other executives had their work permit cancelled and the station was taken off-air.[5] However, permission for the station to continue transmission once more was granted on April 14, 2005, and transmission was resumed, on December 1, 2006. Its official transmission started 29 March 2007 and, started 24 hour transmission on June 1. Present Chairman of ETV is Abdus Salam and programme director is Atiqul Haq Chowdhury.[6]

Technical info[edit]

  • Satellite: Telstar 10 at 76.5 degree E orbital location
  • Band: C Band
  • Frequency: 3787 MHz
  • Polarization: Horizontal (H)
  • F E C: 2/3
  • Symbol Rate: 4.600 MS/S

Types of broadcasting programs[edit]

  • Talk show
  • Drama
  • News
  • Children News
  • Live Concert
  • Special talk show with specialized Topic (Health, Children etc.)
  • Educational documentaries
  • Children shows
  • Exploring culture, landscapes, and history driven shows

Some popular shows[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Rahman, Anis (1970-01-01). "A Political Economy of the Emerging Television News Industry in Bangladesh | Anis Rahman - Academia.edu". Sfu.academia.edu. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 
  3. ^ [2][dead link]
  4. ^ [3][dead link]
  5. ^ "South Asia | Bangladesh tells TV chief to leave". BBC News. 2002-10-01. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 
  6. ^ "The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 894". Thedailystar.net. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 
  7. ^ [4][dead link]

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