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 PTV. From then onwards BTV had a virtual monopoly until the late 1990s. Ever since then a number of stations had 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

Multichannel broadcasters[edit]

Multimedia production company[edit]

  • Asian Television Network (ATN)
    • ATN Bangla – privately owned 24-hour entertainment channel founded in 1997.
    • ATN UK – available in Europe as well as Bangladesh, ATN UK holds the official broadcasting rights of Emmy Award in Bangladesh.
  • 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[edit]

  • National Television (NTV)
    • NTV – 24-hour entertainment channel founded in 2003 by International TV Limited.
    • NTV2 – official broadcast expected in 2016.
    • NTV Europe – only available in Europe.
    • Fashion TV – 24-hour fashion channel founded in 2015 by Fashion Television Bangladesh Ltd.

Impress Group[edit]

  • Channel I
    • Channel I – 24-hour entertainment channel founded in 1999, owned by Impress Group
    • Channel I Europe – only broadcasts in Europe

SA Group[edit]

  • SA TV – 24-hour entertainment channel founded in 2013.
  • SA TV Europe – only available in Europe.

Fashion Bangla Group[edit]

Other channels[edit]

Currently broadcasting[edit]

  • Asian TV – 24-hour entertainment channel, founded in 2013
  • B Music - 24-hour music-based channel, owned by Magic Bangla Tele Media Ltd
  • BanglaTV UK
  • Bangla Vision – founded in 2006 as a 24-hour entertainment channel, owned by Shamol Media Limited
  • Bijoy TV – founded in 2011 as a 24-hour lifestyle channel
  • 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
  • Channel S UK - 24-hour Bangladeshi entertainment channel based in London, UK
  • Fashion Bangla Television – 24-hour fashion entertainment channel founded in 2015.
  • DeshTV
  • Ekattor – 24-hour HD news channel, founded in 2012
  • Ekushey
  • 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
  • Iqra Bangla – Islamic religious-based satellite channel
  • Jamunna TV – 24-hour HD news channel owned by Jamuna Group in
  • Kids Tv - a Bengali language digital that transmits as well as throughout South Asia, and Middle-East. The channel offers a wide variety of programming that includes news, movies, dramas and talk shows. It is owned by the Magic Bangla Tele Media Ltd..

2014

  • Massranga
  • Magic Bangla Asia – all religious-based satellite channel, owned by Magic Bangla Tele Media Ltd
  • mtvbangla.tv - 24 hour online entertainment & music tv channel,owned by Fazley Rabby.
  • Magic TV - 24-hour entertainment-based channel, owned by Magic Bangla Tele Media Ltd
  • MBTV - 24-hour entertainment news-based channel, owned by Magic Bangla Tele Media Ltd
  • Mohona TV
  • MyTV
  • RTV
  • Somoy
  • LOGO TBN 24.jpg[1] – North America-based entertainment channel
  • Universal Vision - 24-hour Islamic religious-based satellite channel
  • Deepto TV – 24-hour entertainment channel, founded in November, 2015

Unlicensed broadcasters[edit]

As of August 2015, there are 43 authorized TV channels in Bangladesh. Pirate television stations also exist. As of August 2015, they include: 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.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Islam, Shahidul (8 August 2015). "Govt trying to track down unauthorised TV channels". Bdnews24.com. Retrieved 3 December 2015.