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|Launched||1 October 1999|
|Owned by||Impress Group|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Broadcast area||Bangladesh, Pan Asia, UK, Ireland, Worldwide,Canada and US|
|Headquarters||40, Shahid Tajuddin Ahmed Sarani, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh|
|Telstar 10 (Pan Asia)||4034H MHz|
|Dish Network (US)||Channel 806|
|Prisma Digital (Bangladesh)||Channel 10|
|UCS (Bangladesh)||Channel 15|
|Rogers Cable (Canada)||Channel 856|
|StarHub TV (Singapore)||Channel 140|
|ABNXcess (Malaysia)||Channel 741|
|Bengal Digital (Bangladesh)||Channel 19 (SD)|
Channel 20 (HD)
|Bell Fibe TV (Canada)||Channel 841|
|VMedia (Canada)||Channel 856|
The Impress Group first moved beyond textile production and into television in the early 1980s under the tutelage of Faridur Reza Sagor, who had heretofore worked at state-run Bangladesh Television (BTV) on a freelance basis. The initial steps into television involved setting up Impress Telefilm, which produced small mini-series and one-off shows for BTV.
Channel i was launched on 1 October 1999, broadcasting pre-recorded programs 12 hours day. Within two years of its official launch, Channel i began broadcasting 24 hours a day and became the first digital channel in Bangladesh.
Currently, Channel i competes with several other domestic satellite channels, including ATN Bangla, Ekushey TV and NTV. For the past decade, the channel has held the highest market share among non-terrestrial channels in Bangladesh.
It currently broadcasts satellite transmissions using PanAm Sat, which covers most of Asia and parts of Australia.
Channel i Music Awards is the annual award function organised by the channel.
- "Channel i Online". Channel i Official Website. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
- "'Most expensive' Bangladeshi telefilm premieres at Doha even." Gulf-Times. Archived from the original on 2014-03-01.
- "Our Subsidiaries". Impress Group. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
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