Diganta Television

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Diganta Television
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Launched 28 August 2008
Owned by Diganta Media Corporation
Country Bangladesh
Language Bengali
Broadcast area Bangladesh
Headquarters Al Razi Complex, 166 Syed Nazrul Islam Sharoni, Purana Paltan, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Sister channel(s) Daily Naya Diganta
Website [1]
Availability
Satellite
Cable
Available on most cable systems Check local listings

Diganta Television (Bengali: দিগন্ত টেলিভিশন) is a private satellite TV channel in Bangladesh, founded in 2007.[1] This is a project of Diganta Media Corporation, which also publishes a daily newspaper Daily Naya Diganta. Diganta TV formally started its broadcasting on 28 August 2008 with 16 hours of news and 8 hours of entertainment programs.

In 2012, Diganta began to broadcast all its content live-online to viewers around the globe through the website Viewers World.

Shutdown[edit]

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) shut down the channel on 6 May 2013 at about 4:30 am.[2] Diganta Television’s chief reporter M. Kamruzzaman said that around 25 plain-clothed policemen and an official from the broadcast commission had entered their studios without warning at dawn.[3] According to Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, it was taken off the air because its reporting on raid on Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh contained "irresponsible exaggerations and misinformation to inflame public opinion, a violation of the conditions of its license."[4][5] Critics have alleged this an instance of the Sheikh Hasina government of using the Islamist issue to silence dissidents.[6]

Current status[edit]

As of February 24, 2016, the station was still off the air.[7]

Downlink Parameters[edit]

Downlink Frequency : 41853.0 MHz
Symbol Rate : 04.3400 MSym/s
FEC : 3/4
Orbital Position : 76.5°E
Polarization : Horizontal
Modulation Type : QPSK
Type of Carrier : MPEG-2/DVB
Name of Satellites : Apstar 2R

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.digantatv.com, Official Website
  2. ^ "Diganta, Islamic TV taken off air". bdnews24.com. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "At least 32 dead as Bangladesh Islamists demand blasphemy law". DAWN. Agence France-Presse. May 6, 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Salam, Maria; Karim, Mohosinul; Islam, Muhammad Zahidul (6 May 2013). "Govt closes 2 TV networks". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Diganta, Islamic TV off air". The Daily Star. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Salam, Maria; Karim, Mohosinul; Islam, Muhammad Zahidul (6 May 2013). "Govt closes 2 TV networks". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  7. ^ Bergman, David (17 April 2015). "Free speech under fire in Bangladesh". Al Jazeera America. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 

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