List of television stations in Bangladesh
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The first television signal broadcast in Bangladesh was in 1964 by the then state-owned television network Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV). From then onwards Bangladesh Television (BTV) had a virtual monopoly until the late 1990s. Since then a number of stations have arrived. Many have also shut down in the process.
This is a list of television stations in Bangladesh available on digital terrestrial, satellite and cable systems.
Public service broadcasters
- BTV – state-owned, founded in 1964 as Pakistan Television, but renamed BTV after 1971.
- BTV World – state-owned, available worldwide.
- Sangsad Television – broadcasts live scenarios of Bangladesh's politics and also live telecasts National Parliament Assemblies.
Multimedia production company
- Asian Television Network (ATN)
- ATN Music TV – 24-hour music channel.
- ATN News – 24-hour news channel.
- ATN Islamic TV – 24-hour online religious-based channel.
International Television Limited
- National Television (NTV)
- Channel I
- Asian TV – 24-hour entertainment channel, founded in 2013
- Bangla Vision – founded in 2006 as a 24-hour entertainment channel, owned by Shamol Media Limited
- Boishakhi TV – privately owned entertainment channel owned by Destiny 2000 Limited
- Channel 24 – a business-news channel, owned by Times Media Limited
- Channel 9 – 24-hour entertainment-based channel owned by Virgo Media Limited; official broadcaster of Bangladesh Premier League and MTV programming
- Deepto TV – 24-hour entertainment channel, founded in November, 2015
- Gaan Bangla – 24-hour HD music channel, founded in 2013
- GTV – privately owned entertainment-sports channel; official broadcasting partner of the Bangladesh national cricket team
- Independent – 24-hour HD news channel, founded in 2010 by Beximco Group
- Mohona TV
In August 2015, there were 43 authorized TV channels in Bangladesh. Pirate television stations also exist. In August 2015, they included: Ananda Bangla TV, Bangla Music TV, Bengali Movie SK TV, Channel 5, Channel 7, Ctg TV, CTN TV, DM TV, Filmy Bangla TV, Movie Bangla TV, Rang TV, and SB TV. The Ministry of Information has sought action against them.
- Islam, Shahidul (8 August 2015). "Govt trying to track down unauthorised TV channels". Bdnews24.com. Retrieved 3 December 2015.