List of Bangladeshi television and radio channels
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Recent years have seen an massive upsurge in Bangladeshi television channels and FM Radio Stations. The Number of TV Channels increase by 10 Channels every year. Below is a list of channels up linked from Bangladesh.
- 1 State-run
- 2 =Private television
- 2.1 ATN Bangla
- 2.2 NTV
- 2.3 RTV
- 2.4 Channel i
- 2.5 Ekushey Television
- 2.6 Boishakhi Television
- 2.7 Diganta Television
- 2.8 Banglavision
- 2.9 Desh TV
- 2.10 Islamic TV
- 2.11 Maasranga TV
- 2.12 Mohona TV
- 2.13 Bijoy TV
- 2.14 ATN News
- 2.15 Somoy Television
- 2.16 Independent TV
- 2.17 Gazi TV (GTV)
- 2.18 Channel 24
- 2.19 Ekattor TV
- 2.20 SA TV
- 2.21 Channel 9
- 2.22 Asian TV
- 2.23 Channel 16
- 2.24 My TV
- 3 Radio Stations
- 4 Private radio
- 5 See also
- 6 References
Bangladesh Television is the first and the major state owned television channel in Bangladesh. The transmission is from the capital, Dhaka. The transmission is relayed to the whole country via local relay stations in major cities of the country. There is also a regional station located in Chittagong which broadcasts local programmes in evening. In 2004, BTV started worldwide broadcasts through its satellite based branch, BTV World.
BTV World is state owned television channel, owned by the Government of Bangladesh. The transmission is from the capital, Dhaka. The transmission is relayed to the whole country and outside Bangladesh via satellite.
ATN Bangla is a Bengali language digital cable television channel. It transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The channel is transmitted throughout South Asia, the Middle-East, Europe, and North America. The channel offers a wide variety of programming including news, movies, dramas and talk shows.
Channel i is a privately owned Television network in Bangladesh and the country's first digital channel. It is owned by the Impress Group, among the largest conglomerates in Bangladesh with interests in textiles, pharmaceuticals and media.
Ekushey Television (ETV) was the first private terrestrial channel in Bangladesh. Official transmission began on April 14, 2000, after a very short time of transmission it became the voice of the nation and the most popular TV channel in Bangladesh through its news and other innovative programs.
Diganta Television is a private satellite TV channel in Bangladesh, founded in 2008. This is a project of Diganta Media Corporation, which is joined with one of its daily newspaper "'The Daily Naiya Diganta"'. Diganta TV started formally broadcasting on 28 August 2008, with 16 hours of news and 8 hours of entertaining programs. Its operation has been temporarily suspended by BTRC.
Banglavision is a satellite TV channel broadcast from Bangladesh.
Desh TV started operation on 2009. DeshTV aims to stand out with the motto of bringing a change, creating new paths, new thoughts and help seeing the world with a new eye. With the objective of serving desh, which means the country, and the people.
Islamic TV is the first Islamic television station in Bangladesh. The owner of the channel is Said Iskandar, the younger brother of the Ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia. By the order of Govt. its broadcast has been temporarily closed.
Maasranga Television is another private television station in Bangladesh. It transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is a part of Square Group.
Mohona TV is another private television station in Bangladesh. It transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Bijoy TV is another private television station in Bangladesh. It transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
ATN News is a 24/7 news channel in Bengali. It transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The channel is transmitted throughout South Asia, the Middle-East, Europe, and North America.
Somoy Television is a 24 hour Bengali news based private satellite television channel in Bangladesh. Its headquarters is in 89, Bir Uttam CR Dutta Road, Banglamotor, Dhaka, Bangladesh. As per Television Rating Point Somoy Television is the best performer in case of news presentation The Management team of Somoy Media Limited is very strict in operations of this organization.
Independent TV is a 24/7 news channel in Bengali. It transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Gazi TV (GTV)
Gazi TV (GTV) is private television station in Bangladesh. It transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Channel 24 is another private television station in Bangladesh. It transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Ekattor TV First Full HD technology 24/7 news and current affairs (NCA) channel in Bengali. It transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
SA TV is a private HD and 3G television station in Bangladesh. Its coming from Dhaka, Bangladesh. SA TV started its full commercial run from January 19, 2013
Asian TV is another private television station in Bangladesh. Its coming from Dhaka, Bangladesh. It's already broadcasting from 2013.
Channel 16 is the first private Music Entertainment Channel in Bangladesh operated by Insight Telecast Company Limited.
My TV is another private entertainment television channel in Bangladesh.
All Stations that are Legally Permitted by Govt.
Bangladesh Betar Bangladesh Betar (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ বেতার) is the state-owned radio broadcasting station of Bangladesh. It is headquartered in Shahbagh, Dhaka. It was also known as Radio Bangladesh between 1975 and 1996.
CITY FM 96.0 FM is a 24-hours private radio station in Bangladesh. Radio CITY FM starts its transmission on 23 March 2013.It is currently available in Dhaka.
Radio Foorti 88.0 FM, Radio Foorti is a Bangladeshi FM radio station. The station went live on September 21, 2006. It is currently available in Dhaka, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Mymensingh, Chittagong, Noakhali, and Cox's Bazar.
Radio Today 89.6 FM is the first FM Radio station in Bangladesh. Firstly the coverage was only in the capital, Dhaka, later it is in the port-city Chittagong. Radio Today now extended more 6 stations in Cox's Bazar, Sylhet, Khulna, Bogra (The ancient capital of Pundravardhana), Bogra., Mymensingh and Barisal excluding Dhaka and Chittagong. It has 8 Station running at present. Radio Today is planning and in processing to expend more two stations in Kushtia & Comilla within a short period of time.
Radio Aamar 88.4 FM is a 24-hours private FM radio station in Bangladesh. It broadcasts on 88.4 FM (Previous Frequency 101.6 FM) in Dhaka. It started its official transmission in 11 December 2007.
ABC Radio 89.2 FM is a radio station owned by Mediastar, a sister concern of Transcom Group. The studio headquarters is in Dhaka while it also has coverage in Narayanganj, Gazipur, Tangail, Manikganj, Narsingdi, Brahmanbaria, Madaripur, Chandpur, Faridpur, Comilla, and some areas of Feni, Kishoreganj and Sirajganj.
DHAKA FM 90.4 90.4 FM is a First HD technology 24-hours private FM radio station in Bangladesh. The studio headquarters is in Dhaka
People's Radio 91.6 FM is a 24-hours private FM radio station in Bangladesh. The studio headquarters is in Dhaka
Radio Bhumi 92.8 FM is a 24-hours private radio station in Bangladesh. Radio Bhumi starts its transmission on 30 September 2012. The studio headquarters is in Dhaka.
24-hoursstation in Bangladesh. The studio headquarters is in Dhaka. www.radio21bd.com
Radio Shadhin 92.4 FM is a 24-hours private FM radio station in Bangladesh. The studio headquarters is in Dhaka
Community Radio in Bangladesh
The Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, considers community radio a special area for intervention. BNNRC has been promoting advocacy to the government in relation to community radio with other organizations since its emergence in 2000 As a result, the Ministry of Information of the People's Republic of Bangladesh announced the Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation Policy 2008. Under this policy, the Ministry of Information approved 16 community radio stations for the first time in Bangladeshi history. To ensure the free flow of information to the people, the government enacted the Right to Information Act 2009. Community radio stations are a strong step in empowering rural people. Initially, the government approved 16 community groups: Radio NeeL 98.2 FM,Bogra,Bangladesh.....
- Community Radio Sagor Giri 99.2 Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) for Sitakunda, Chittagong
- Community Radio Nalta 99.2 Nalta Community Hospital (Satkhira)
- Community Radio Mukti 99.2 LDRO (Bogra)
- Community Radio Pollikontho 99.2 BRAC (Moulivi Bazer)
- Barandro Community Radiahananda 98.8 Proyas (Chapai Nababgonj)
- Community Radio Padma 99.2 CCD (Rajshahi)
- Community Radio Jhinuk 99.2 Srizoni (Jhinaidhah)
- Community Radio Bikrampur 99.2 EC Bangladesh (Munshiganj)
- Community Radio Lokobetar 99.2 MMC (Barguna Sadar Upazila)
- Community Radio Chilmari 99.2 Chilmari, RDRS (Kurigram)
- Community Radio Sundarban 98.8 Koyra Upazilla (Khulna)
- Community Radio Naf 99.2 Teknaf ACLAB (Cox's Bazar District)
- Community Rural Radio 98.8 Agriculture Information Servics (AIS) Community Rural Radio (Barguna District)
- Community Radio Sagar Dheep, DUS Hatiya Island, Noakhali District)
- Community Radio COAST Trust, Charfassion Bhola Island, Bhola District)
Online Radio (Legally permitted by Bangladesh Govt.)
Radio 2fun is the first Bangladeshi online radio station, started in 2009. Radio 2fun also do merchant online radio services for those radio stations that want to broadcast their radio on the Internet.
Radio Tolpar is Bangladeshi online radio station for NRBs, started in 2012, Operated from Sydney, Australia.
- Another private TV channel RTV starts functioning from Dec 26, Official site: http://www.rtvonline.com , web The Bangladesh Observer, 11 November 2005.