BBC Bangla

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BBC Bangla (বিবিসি বাংলা)
TypeRadio network and website
Country
AvailabilityInternational
OwnerBBC
Key people
Sabir Mustafa (Editor)[1]
Launch date
1941
Official website
bbc.com/bengali

BBC Bangla (Bengali: বিবিসি বাংলা) is a Bengali language service of the BBC World Service.[2]

History[edit]

BBC Bangla was launched on 11 October 1941 with a 15-minute programme under the BBC World Service.[3] BBC Bangla's headquarters used to be Bush House, but, since 2012, it has been broadcast from Broadcasting House in London as well as from BBC bureaux in Dhaka and Kolkata..[3]

Broadcasting[edit]

The programmes of BBC Bangla are broadcast on FM radio, mediumwave and shortwave, their website and their internet radio and video services.[2] BBC Bangla reaches 13,000,000 Bengali speaking people. Its radio and online services have listeners from many Bengali communities including those in Bangladesh, West Bengal, Tripura and Assam.

Programming[edit]

BBC Bangla mainly focuses on news-based daily programming and sports news. They also broadcast entertainment programmes, news analysis, and discussion about daily newspapers' lead stories.[2] In addition they respond to and discuss messages and opinions from the audience.

Broadcasts on FM Radio[edit]

Bangladesh Songlap[edit]

BBC Bangladesh Songlap is a live programme of the BBC Bangla service broadcast in association with Bangladeshi satellite channel Channel i.[5][6] The main focus of this programme is questions from the general public to relevant authorities about important issues.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC Blogs - About the BBC - Sabir Mustafa". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "সত্তরে বিবিসি বাংলা". banglanews24.com. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "আমাদের সম্পর্কে". BBC Bangla. 6 September 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. ^ "BBC Bangla - how to listen". Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b "BBC - Debate programme Sanglap - Media Action". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  6. ^ "চ্যানেল আইয়ের পর্দায় আসছে বিবিসি ক্লিক". channelionline. Retrieved 18 February 2019.

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