List of Bangladeshi television and radio channels

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This is a list of Bangladesh television and radio channels that are legally permitted by the Bangladesh government.

State owned television stations[edit]

Bangladesh Television[edit]

Bangladesh Television is the first and the major state owned television channel in Bangladesh. It transmits from the capital, Dhaka, and is relayed to the whole country via local relay stations in major cities. There is also a regional station located in Chittagong, which broadcasts local programmes in the evening. In 2004, BTV started worldwide broadcasts through its satellite based branch, BTV World.[1]

BTV World[edit]

BTV World is state owned television channel, and is transmitted from the capital, Dhaka. It is relayed to the whole country and outside Bangladesh via satellite.

Sangsad TV[edit]

Sangsad TV is a state owned television channel, and it broadcasts the parliamentary activities of Bangladesh.

Privately owned television stations[edit]

Gan Bangla[edit]

It is a channel in Bangladesh showing different songs. It started its journey in 16th December, 2013.

ATN Bangla[edit]

ATN Bangla is a Bengali language digital cable television channel. The channel transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and is also transmitted throughout South Asia, the Middle-East, Europe, and North America. The channel offers a wide variety of programming that includes news, movies, dramas and talk shows.

NTV[edit]

NTV is a private television station in Bangladesh, and is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

RTV[edit]

RTV started operation on 26 December 2005,[2] and mainly broadcasts programs in Bengali. Rtv Down link Parameter: Satellite Name: Apstar 7 (76.5), Received Frequency: 4111, Pol: H, Symbol Rate: 4600 FEC: 3/4,

Channel i[edit]

Channel i is a privately owned television network in Bangladesh and the country's first digital channel. It is owned by the Impress Group (the largest conglomerates in Bangladesh, with interests in textiles, pharmaceuticals and media).

Ekushey Television[edit]

Ekushey Television (ETV) was the first private terrestrial channel in Bangladesh. Official transmission began on 14 April 2000, and, after a very short time, it became the voice of the nation. It has become the most popular TV channel in Bangladesh through its news and other innovative programs.[1]

Boishakhi Television[edit]

Boishakhi TV is a private satellite TV channel in Bangladesh.

Diganta Television[edit]

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[edit]

Banglavision is a satellite TV channel broadcast from Bangladesh.

Desh TV[edit]

Desh TV started operation on 2009. DeshTV aims to stand out from other stations, with the objective of serving "desh", which means the country, and the people. It has a motto of bringing a change, creating new paths, new thoughts and help seeing the world with a new eye.

Islamic TV[edit]

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 Government, its broadcast has been temporarily closed.

Maasranga TV[edit]

Maasranga Television is a private television station in Bangladesh, and is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is a part of Square Group.

Mohona TV[edit]

Mohona TV is a private television station in Bangladesh, and is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bijoy TV[edit]

Bijoy TV is a private television station in Bangladesh, and is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

ATN News[edit]

ATN News is a 24/7 news channel in Bengali. The channel transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and is also transmitted throughout South Asia, the Middle-East, Europe, and North America.

Somoy Television[edit]

Somoy Television is a 24 hour Bengali news based private satellite television channel in Bangladesh, and is known for its news presentations.

Independent TV[edit]

Independent TV is a 24/7 news channel in Bengali, and is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Gazi TV (GTV)[edit]

Gazi TV (GTV) is private television station in Bangladesh, and is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Its address is UCEP Cheyne Tower 25 Shegun Bagicha, Dhaka-1000 Bangladesh Tel: +88-02-8391021-5 Fax: +88-02-8391028

Channel 24[edit]

Channel 24 is s private television station in Bangladesh, and is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Ekattor TV[edit]

Ekattor TV is the first full HD 24/7 news and current affairs channel in Bengali, and is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

SA TV[edit]

SA TV is a private HD and 3G television station in Bangladesh, and is transmitted from Dhaka, Bangladesh. The channel started its full commercial run on 19 January 2013.

Channel 9[edit]

Channel 9 is a private television station in Bangladesh, and is transmitted from Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the official broadcaster of Bangladesh Premier League.

Asian TV[edit]

Asian TV is a private television station in Bangladesh, and is transmitted from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Channel 16[edit]

Channel 16 is operated by Insight Telecast Company Limited and is the first private Music Entertainment Channel in Bangladesh.

My TV[edit]

My TV is a private entertainment television channel in Bangladesh.

State owned radio stations[edit]

Bangladesh Betar[edit]

Bangladesh Betar (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ বেতার) is the state-owned radio broadcasting station of Bangladesh. Its headquarters are in Shahbagh, Dhaka. It was originally known as Radio Bangladesh between 1975 and 1996.

Privately owned radio stations[edit]

Radio Foorti[edit]

Radio Foorti 88.0 FM is a Bangladeshi FM radio station that went live on 21 September 2006. It is currently available in Dhaka, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Mymensingh, Chittagong, Noakhali, and Cox's Bazar. It is the biggest radio in bangladesh.

Radio Amar[edit]

Radio Aamar 88.4 FM is a 24-hours private FM radio station in Bangladesh. It started its official transmission on 11 December 2007.

Radio Metropoliton[edit]

Radio Aamar 88.8 FM is a Govt. owned FM radio station in Bangladesh. It is available in Dhaka only.

ABC Radio[edit]

ABC Radio 89.2 FM is a radio station owned by Mediastar, a sister company of Transcom Group. The studio headquarters is in Dhaka and it has coverage in Narayanganj, Gazipur, Tangail, Manikganj, Narsingdi, Brahmanbaria, Madaripur, Chandpur, Faridpur, Comilla, and some areas of Feni, Kishoreganj and Sirajganj.

Radio Today[edit]

Radio Today 89.6 FM is the first FM Radio station in Bangladesh. Its first coverage was only in the capital, Dhaka, but later transmitted into the port-city Chittagong. It has eight station running at present, with stations in Cox's Bazar, Sylhet, Khulna, Bogra, Mymensingh and Barisal. Radio Today is planning to expend two more stations in Kushtia and Comilla.

Dhaka FM[edit]

Dhaka FM 90.4 is the first HD technology 24-hours private FM radio station in Bangladesh, with its studio headquarters in Dhaka.

Asian Radio[edit]

Asian Radio 90.8 FM is a 24-hours private FM radio station in Bangladesh, with its studio headquarters in Dhaka.

People's Radio[edit]

People's Radio 91.6 FM is a 24-hours private FM radio station in Bangladesh, with its studio headquarters in Dhaka.

Radio Shadhin[edit]

Radio Shadhin 92.4 FM is a 24-hours private FM radio station in Bangladesh, with its studio headquarters in Dhaka.

Radio Bhumi[edit]

Radio Bhumi 92.8 FM is a 24-hours private radio station in Bangladesh, with its studio headquarters in Dhaka. The station began transmission on 30 September 2012.

City FM[edit]

City FM 96.0 FM is a 24-hours private radio station in Bangladesh that began transmitting on 23 March 2013. It is currently available in Dhaka.

BBC Bangla[edit]

BBC Bangla FM 100.0 Dhaka is the Bengali language service of BBC World Service.

Color's Radio[edit]

Color's Radio 101.6 FM is a 24-hours private FM radio station in Bangladesh, with its studio headquarters in Dhaka.

Community Radio in Bangladesh[edit]

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.....

  1. Community Radio Sagor Giri 99.2 Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) for Sitakunda, Chittagong
  2. Community Radio Nalta 99.2 Nalta Community Hospital (Satkhira)
  3. Community Radio Mukti 99.2 LDRO (Bogra)
  4. Community Radio Pollikontho 99.2 BRAC (Moulivi Bazer)
  5. Barandro Community Radiahananda 98.8 Proyas (Chapai Nababgonj)
  6. Community Radio Padma 99.2 CCD (Rajshahi)
  7. Community Radio Jhinuk 99.2 Srizoni (Jhinaidhah)
  8. Community Radio Bikrampur 99.2 EC Bangladesh (Munshiganj)
  9. Community Radio Lokobetar 99.2 MMC (Barguna Sadar Upazila)
  10. Community Radio Chilmari 99.2 Chilmari, RDRS (Kurigram)
  11. Community Radio Sundarban 98.8 Koyra Upazilla (Khulna)
  12. Community Radio Naf 99.2 Teknaf ACLAB (Cox's Bazar District)
  13. Community Rural Radio 98.8 Agriculture Information Servics (AIS) Community Rural Radio (Barguna District)
  14. Community Radio Sagar Dheep, DUS Hatiya Island (Noakhali District)
  15. Community Radio COAST Trust, Charfassion Bhola Island (Bhola District)

Online radio stations[edit]

RadioMetro.FM[edit]

RadioMetro.FM is the first Bangladeshi FULL HD Online Music Station and started broadcasting from Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2007.

Radio 2fun[edit]

Radio 2fun is the first Bangladeshi online radio station,[citation needed] started in 2009. Radio 2fun also do merchant online radio services for those radio stations that want to broadcast on the Internet.

Radio Tolpar[edit]

Radio Tolpar is Bangladeshi online radio station for NRBs, that started in 2012. It is operated from Sydney, Australia.

Radio Alibaba[edit]

Radio Alibaba is Bangladeshi online radio station for advance and updated people, that started in 2013. Radio Alibaba also do merchant online radio services for those radio stations that want to broadcast on the Internet.

Radio Chowa[edit]

Radio Chowa is Bangladeshi online radio station. That always play all kind of songs over the world and specially Bangla songs.It is the most informative online bangla radio. Radio Chowa started it journey on 7th March 2013.

Radio HoiChoi[edit]

Radio HoiChoi is the most popular entertainment based online radio station airing from Bangladesh. It started test broadcast in February 21st 2012 and official broadcast in July 1st 2012. It is currently broadcasting 11hour regular program by maintaining versatility & quality.

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