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 20 October and on 6 November 2013 'Bangla TV' got clearance. Another new 15 private channels is waiting for final approval.

Privately owned television stations[edit]

Program Note(s)
Asian TV a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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.
Gram Bangla TV a satellite TV channel broadcast from Toronto, Canada
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 processed again start it . Now it is going test ip TV for future technology in the world .
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.
Deepto TV Started operation in November 2015. Owned by Kazi Media Limited.
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.
DTV a privately owned television network in Bangladesh and the country's digital channel. The owner of the channel is Mohammad Shahidul Islam Mollah And Digital Telecast & Advertising Company Ltd.( coming soon )
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.
NEWS24 TV a new 24 hours HD news channel owned by East West Media Group in Bangladesh. It was launched in 28 July 2016.
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.

State-owned radio stations[edit]

Channel 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]

As of 2015, the Ministry of Information had licensed 28 private organizations for FM broadcasting, and the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission had assigned FM broadcasting spectrum to 25 of them.[2]

Name Area Served FM Frequencies (MHz)
Radio Foorti National 88.0
Radio Aamar Dhaka 88.4
ABC Radio Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox's Bazar 89.2
Radio Today National 89.6
Dhaka FM Dhaka 90.4
Asian Radio Dhaka 90.8
Radio Dhoni Dhaka 91.2
People's Radio Dhaka 91.6
Radio Shadihin Dhaka 92.4
Radio Bhumi Dhaka 92.8
Radio Next Dhaka 93.2
Radio Din-Raat Dhaka 93.6
Radio Dhol Dhaka 94.0
Jagoo FM Dhaka 94.4
Bangla Radio Dhaka 95.2
Radio Edge Dhaka 95.6
City FM Dhaka 96.0
Spice FM Dhaka 96.4
Radio CIUS Dhaka 96.8
Times Radio Dhaka 97.2
Desh Radio Dhaka 98.0
Radio 71 Dhaka 98.4
Radio City Dhaka 99.6
Radio Active Dhaka 100.4
Colours FM Dhaka 101.2

Upcoming radio stations[edit]

As of 2015, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission was in the process of assigning FM broadcasting spectrum to the remaining three private organizations licensed by the Ministry of Information for FM broadcasting: Radio Capital, Radio Masti, and Gold FM.[2]

Community radio 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)
Radio Meghna;99.00fm COAST Trust,Chorfasson, Bhola Island (Bhola District)
Radio Bikrampur; 99.2 FM EC Bangladesh (Munshiganj)
Chilmari; 99.2 Chilmari, RDRS (Kurigram)
Jhinuk; 99.2 Srizoni (Jhinaidhah)
Mukti; 99.2 LDRO (Bogra)
N24 Radio; 0.00 Narayanganj 24 Radio Station. Coming Soon (Narayanganj District)
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)
Radio Yousuf Mirpur-10 (Dhaka)

Unlicensed broadcasters[edit]

As of August 2016, there are 43 authorized TV channels in Bangladesh. Pirate television stations also exist. As of August 2015, they include: Ananda Bangla TV is online ip TV already application submitted. some ctg against bank corrupted parson are managed unauthorised channel Millennium TV, SK Movie, Channel 5, Ctg TV, CTN TV, DM TV, Channel 7, Filmy Bangla TV, Movie Bangla TV, movie 1, Rang TV, SK Movie, Channel S, Aamar Bangla, Bangla Cinema, Zoom Bangla, Annando Bangla, IP TV, Flash, NRB, Q TV, Star Bangla, Madani Channel Bangla, SB TV ( Sadhin Bangla TV). H Channel and Nove TV, The Ministry of Information has sought action against them.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Another private TV channel RTV starts functioning from Dec 26, Official site: http://www.rtvonline.com , web The Bangladesh Observer, 11 November 2005
  2. ^ a b "Annual Report 2014-2015". Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. February 2016. 
  3. ^ Islam, Shahidul (8 August 2015). "Govt trying to track down unauthorised TV channels". Bdnews24.com. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 

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