Bangla TV

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Bangla TV
BanglaTV Logo
Launched16 September 1999 (United Kingdom)
19 May 2017 (Bangladesh)
ClosedUnknown (United Kingdom)
Sloganবিশ্ব জুড়ে বাংলা
CountryUnited Kingdom & Bangladesh
Broadcast areaBangladesh
HeadquartersDhaka
Websitebanglatv.tv
Availability
Satellite
Astra 2F12663 H 22000 5/6
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Bangla TV is a Bengali language satellite television channel. It has started satellite transmission on Bangladesh from 19 May 2017.[1][2] Previously it is UK-based satellite television channel, established by the British Bangladeshis targeting the Bengali speaking people in the United Kingdom, and in Europe.

History[edit]

Launched in 1999, Bangla TV was the first Bengali language television channel in the UK. It operated as a subscription-only channel until 2005, following the arrival of Channel S, a rival channel providing a free-to-air service targeting its programming specifically for the Bengali Sylheti community in the UK. Following the launch of Channel S, Bangla TV also switched over to a non-subscription based model and to date have been providing the service free.

Temporary removals[edit]

Bangla TV was removed from Sky channel 786 on 1 July 2010,[3] before returning on 9 July, no explanation was provided. Bangla TV was again removed from the Sky EPG during December 2010 before being found in serious breach of Ofcom rules.[4] The channel returned again on 17 June 2011,[5] under new management.[6] Bangla TV was again removed from the Sky EPG during December 2013 and January 2014 before returning on 10 February 2014. It was again removed on 7 August 2014 and continues to have intermittent TV transmission.

Rivalry[edit]

Since the arrival of Channel S, there has been rivalry between the two channels. Bangla TV had previously been the monopoly provider and as a result had broadcast many UK community based events such as the Baishakhi Mela, Bangladesh Film Awards and Pitha Uthshob.

List of programmes[edit]

In Bangladesh[edit]

From 19 May 2017, Bangla TV has started satellite transmission on Bangladesh.[7][8]

Broadcast right[edit]

The channel recently have got right to live broadcasting Bangladesh Premier League (football) and Bangladesh Federation Cup.

Previous information[edit]

Slogan: আপনার ভাষায় কথা বলে - Apnar bhashay kotha bole English: Speaks your language
Country: United Kingdom
Headquarters: Hackney Wick, London
Web: www.banglatv.co.uk

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "বাংলা টিভির কথা". banglatv.tv (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  2. ^ "বাংলাদেশে সম্প্রচার শুরু 'বাংলা টিভি'র". NTV Online (in Bengali). 19 May 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Bangla TV removed from Sky Digital". Biz Asia. 2010-07-05. Archived from the original on 2010-07-10. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  4. ^ "Bangla TV in serious breach of Ofcom rules". Biz Asia. 24 January 2011. Archived from the original on 30 November 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Bangla TV returns to Sky Digital EPG slot". Biz Asia. 17 June 2011. Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Bangla TV set for return on Sky Digital?". Biz Asia. 18 April 2011. Archived from the original on 9 September 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  7. ^ "বাংলা টিভির কথা". banglatv.tv (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  8. ^ "বাংলাদেশে সম্প্রচার শুরু 'বাংলা টিভি'র". NTV Online (in Bengali). 19 May 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2018.

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