|Launched||28 August 2008|
|Owned by||Diganta Media Corporation|
|Headquarters||Al Razi Complex, 166 Syed Nazrul Islam Sharoni, Purana Paltan, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh|
|Sister channel(s)||Daily Naya Diganta|
|Available on most cable systems||Check local listings|
Diganta Television (Bengali: দিগন্ত টেলিভিশন) is a private satellite TV channel in Bangladesh, founded in 2007. 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.
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) shut down the channel on 6 May 2013 at about 4:30 am. According to Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, it was taken off the air because its reporting on clashes between Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh and police contained irresponsible exaggerations and misinformation to inflame public opinion, a violation of the conditions of its license. As of February 24, 2016, the station was still off the air.
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
- www.digantatv.com, Official Website
- "Diganta, Islamic TV taken off air". bdnews24.com. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
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