List of Bangladeshi television and radio channels

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This is a list of Bangladeshi television and radio channels that are legally permitted by the Bangladesh government, organized in alphabetical order.There are 2 terrestrial state run TV channels: Bangladesh Television ( BTV ) and Sangshad Television. BTV runs a TV channel BTV World which broadcasts by satellite 24 hours a day to Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. Bangladesh government has approved new 2 private channels ‘Channel Bayanno’(Channel 52), on October 20 and on 6 November 2013 ‘Bangla TV’ got clearance. Another new 13 Private channels is waiting for Final Approval.

Privately owned television stations[edit]

Program Note(s)
ATN Bangla a Bengali language digital cable television channel that transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as well as throughout South Asia, the Middle-East, Europe, and North America. The channel offers a wide variety of programming that includes news, movies, dramas and talk shows.
ATN News a 24/7 news channel in Bengali. The channel transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and is also transmitted throughout South Asia, the Middle-East, Europe, and North America.
Banglavision a satellite TV channel broadcast from Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bijoy TV a private television station in Bangladesh, and is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Boishakhi TV a private satellite TV channel in Bangladesh
Channel 16 the private Music Entertainment Channel in Bangladesh that is operated by Insight Telecast By the order of Government, its broadcast has been closed.
Channel 24 a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Channel 9 a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the official broadcaster of Bangladesh Premier League.
Channel i a privately owned television network in Bangladesh and the country's first digital channel. It is owned by the Impress Group.
Desh TV started operation in 2009. DeshTV aims to stand out from other stations, with the objective of serving "desh", which means the country, and the people. It has a motto of bringing a change, creating new paths, new thoughts and help seeing the world with a new eye.
Diganta Television a private satellite TV channel in Bangladesh, founded in 2008. This is a project of Diganta Media Corporation. Diganta TV started formally broadcasting on 28 August 2008, with 16 hours of news and 8 hours of entertaining programs. Its operation has been temporarily suspended by BTRC.
Ekattor TV the first full HD 24/7 news and current affairs channel in Bengali that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Ekushey Television (ETV) the first private terrestrial channel in Bangladesh. Official transmission began on 14 April 2000.
Gaan Bangla a music channel in Bangladesh that started on 16 December 2013.
Gazi Television a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Independent TV a 24/7 news channel in Bengali that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Islamic TV the first Islamic television station in Bangladesh. The owner of the channel is Said Iskandar, the younger brother of the Ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia. By the order of Government, its broadcast has been temporarily closed.
Jamuna Television a private television station in Dhaka, an associate company of Jamuna Group, has been launched on 5 April 2014, as a 24x7 news channel to provide national and international news and information.
Maasranga Television a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is a part of Square Group.
Mohona TV a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
My TV a private entertainment television channel in Bangladesh.
NTV a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
RTV started operation on 26 December 2005,[1] and mainly broadcasts programs in Bengali.
SA TV a private HD and 3G television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from Dhaka, Bangladesh. The channel started its full commercial run on 19 January 2013.
Somoy Television a 24-hour Bengali news-based private satellite television channel in Bangladesh known for its news presentations.

Upcoming television stations[edit]

State-owned radio stations[edit]

Program Note(s)
Bangladesh Betar (বাংলাদেশ বেতার) a state-owned radio broadcasting station of Bangladesh. Its headquarters are in Agargaon Sher e Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh Betar established during the War of Liberation of Bangladesh in 1971. The then its known as Shwadin Bangla Betar Kendra, after independence of Bangladesh its named as Bangladesh Betar. But in 1975 after the coup d'état the rebels were renamed it as Radio Bangladesh and it continued up to 1996. Bangladesh Awami League came into power in 1996. They turned it its original name Bangladesh Betar.

Privately owned radio stations[edit]

Program Note(s)
ABC Radio; 89.2 FM a radio station owned by Mediastar, a sister company of Transcom Group. The studio headquarters is in Dhaka.
Asian Radio; 90.8 FM a Dhaka-based 24-hour private FM radio station in Bangladesh
BBC Bangla; FM 100.0 the Bengali language service of BBC World Service.
City FM; 96.0 FM a 24-hour private radio station in Bangladesh that began transmitting on 23 March 2013. It is currently available in Dhaka.
Color's Radio; 101.6 FM a Dhaka-based 24-hour private FM radio station in Bangladesh
Dhaka FM; 90.4 FM the first 24-hour HD technology and private FM radio station in Bangladesh, with its studio headquarters in Dhaka.
People's Radio; 91.6 FM a Dhaka-based 24-hour private FM radio station in Bangladesh
Radio Aamar; 88.4 FM a 24-hour private FM radio station in Bangladesh. It started its official transmission on 11 December 2007.
Radio Bhumi; 92.8 FM a Dhaka-based 24-hour private radio station in Bangladesh. The station began transmission on 30 September 2012.
Radio Foorti; 88.0 FM The biggest Bangladeshi FM radio station that went live on 21 September 2006.
Radio Shadhin; 92.4 FM a Dhaka-based 24-hour private FM radio station in Bangladesh
Radio Metropolitan; 88.8 FM a government-owned FM radio station in Bangladesh. It is available in Dhaka only.
Radio Today; 89.6 FM the first FM Radio station in Bangladesh.
Radio Capital; 94.8 FM an upcoming private FM radio station in Bangladesh. It will be available in Dhaka only very soon.

Upcoming radio stations[edit]

In 2013, Bangladesh government has granted 14 new radio station licenses. Alongside of this 14 new FM channel, there were 60 Community licenses were issued.[2]

  • Radio Dhoni
  • Radio Capital
  • Radio Dinrat
  • Radio Active
  • Desh Radio
  • Radio Masala
  • Radio Next
  • Bangla Radio
  • Jago FM
  • Radio Dhol
  • Radio CIUS
  • Radio City
  • Radio Age
  • Times Radio

Community Radios in Bangladesh[edit]

The Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, considers community radio a special area for intervention. BNNRC has been promoting advocacy to the government in relation to community radio with other organizations since its emergence in 2000. As a result, the Ministry of Information of the People's Republic of Bangladesh announced the Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation Policy 2008. Under this policy, the Ministry of Information approved 16 community radio stations for the first time in Bangladeshi history. To ensure the free flow of information to the people, the government enacted the Right to Information Act 2009. Community radio stations are a strong step in empowering rural people. Initially, the government approved 16 community groups:

Program Location(s)
Bikrampur; 99.2 EC Bangladesh (Munshiganj)
COAST Trust Charfassion Bhola Island (Bhola District)
Chilmari; 99.2 Chilmari, RDRS (Kurigram)
Jhinuk; 99.2 Srizoni (Jhinaidhah)
Mukti; 99.2 LDRO (Bogra)
Naf; 99.2 Teknaf ACLAB (Cox's Bazar District)
Nalta; 99.2 Nalta Community Hospital in Satkhira
Lokobetar; 99.2 MMC (Barguna Sadar Upazila)
Padma; 99.2 CCD (Rajshahi)
Pollikontho; 99.2 BRAC (Moulivi Bazer)
Radiahananda; 98.8 Proyas (Chapai Nababgonj)
Radio NeeL; 98.2 FM Bogra, Bangladesh
Rural Radio; 98.8 Agriculture Information Servics (AIS) Community Rural Radio (Barguna District)
Sagar Dheep DUS Hatiya Island (Noakhali District)
Sagor Giri; 99.2 Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) for Sitakunda, Chittagong
Sundarban; 98.8 Koyra Upazilla (Khulna)

Online radio stations[edit]

Program Note(s)
Radio Durjoy visit us www.radiodurjoy.com a Bangladeshi online radio station for all Bangladeshi, that started in 2015. It is operated CONTACT: Rajuk Commercial Complex, 3th Floor, Sector-7, Azampur, Uttara, Dhaka-1230, Bangladesh

Phone Nos: 01683-884333..

Radio Uttara Radio Uttara - First Bangladeshi 24 hours Live Bangla Online radio Station at Uttara, This Bangla Radio Station is now one of the largest worldwide network of online radio stations. a global online radio station that broadcast live from Uttara,Dhaka, Bangladesh.visit us www.radiouttara.com , call us: 01626147414, 01920202064 .
Bangla Radio 24
Radio Jibon a global Bengali online radio station that broadcast live from Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Radio chomok Last 26 March 2015 Radio Chomok started on. This radio station that plays Bangla songs over the world. Radio Chomok is a global online Bangla radio station that broadcast 24x7 live from Dhaka, Bangladesh. www.radiochomok.com Phone: 01912313534, 01678327912, 01678327913
eDoctor Radio First health radio in Bangladesh.
Radio 2fun the first Bangladeshi online radio station,[citation needed] started in 2009. Radio 2fun also do merchant online radio services for those radio stations that want to broadcast on the Internet.
Radio Alibaba a Bangladeshi online radio station that started in 2013. Radio Alibaba also do merchant online radio services for those radio stations that want to broadcast on the Internet.
Radio Boss24 a global online radio station that broadcast live from Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Radio Mrittika Its A Real Time 24 Hours Live Internet Radio. Slogan Is "MATIR GANE NARIR TANE".
Radio Chowa a Bangladeshi online radio station that plays all kind of songs over the world, especially Bangla songs. It started on 7 March 2013.
Radio HoiChoi the most popular entertainment based online radio station airing from Bangladesh. It started test broadcast on February 21, 2012 and official broadcast on July 1, 2012.
grameen radio .
Radio Metro.FM the first Bangladeshi full HD online music station that started broadcasting from Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2007.
Radio Tolpar a Bangladeshi online radio station for NRBs, that started in 2012. It is operated from Sydney, Australia.
Radio Lolipop a Bangladeshi online radio station for all Bangladeshi, that started in 2015. It is operated from Dhaka, Bangladesh..

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