ATN Bangla

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LaunchedJuly 16, 1997; 22 years ago (1997-07-16)
Owned byAsian Television Network
Picture formatMPEG-2
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Sister channel(s)ATN News
WebsiteATN Bangla
Thaicom 5 76.5°E (Apstar 7)3669.75 MHz H
Eutelsat 28A (Europe)11681 V 27500 2/3
Dish Network (USA)Channel 818
Sky (UK)Channel 779
UCS (Bangladesh)Channel 18
Prisma Digital (Bangladesh)Channel 12

ATN Bangla is a Bengali-language digital cable television channel. It transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.This is the first satellite based channel in Bangladesh. The channel is transmitted in South Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America. The channel offers a wide variety of programming including news, movies, dramas, talk shows, and more. The channel started broadcast in South Asia on 16 July 1997, though their website shows 15 July. They officially started their broadcasting on 16 July. Broadcasts to Europe began in 2001.[1] The channel started broadcasting news from 16 August 2001.[1]

One of its programmes, Amrao pari (We, too, Can), won the International Children's Day of Broadcasting Award at the 32nd International Emmy Awards Gala in 2004. The documentary was shot and directed by 18 teenagers from Bangladesh, and was focused on the true story of Abul Khaer, a 9-year-old boy, who stopped a passenger train from approaching a disjointed railtrack, and prevented a train disaster.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b "About Us – ATN Bangla". Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  2. ^ "ATN Bangla wins International Children's Day of Broadcasting Award". Unicef. 2004.
  3. ^ Deepita, Novera (4 February 2006). "From BTV to ETV and beyond: The television revolution". 15th Anniversary Supplement. The Daily Star. Retrieved 4 February 2006.

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