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 broadcasters[edit]

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.
Banglavision a satellite TV channel broadcast from Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bangla TV a private television channel of Bangladesh
Boishakhi TV a private satellite TV channel in Bangladesh
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 was 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.
DBC News Started operation in September 2016. Owned by Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury.
Deepto TV Started operation in November 2015. Owned by Kazi Media Limited.
Desh TV started operation in 2009.
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 (GTV) a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the current official broadcaster of Bangladesh Premier League.
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 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.

Multichannel broadcasters[edit]

Bangladesh Television[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 – broadcast expected in 2024.
    • NTV Europe – only available in Europe.

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.

Unlicensed broadcasters[edit]

In August 2015, there were 43 authorized TV channels in Bangladesh. Pirate television stations also exist. In August 2015, they included: Ananda TV, Channel 16, Bangla channel tv, Kids tv, Abong tv, CNN 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.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Another private TV channel RTV starts functioning from Dec 26". The Bangladesh Observer. 20 November 2005. Archived from the original on 12 October 2006.
  2. ^ Islam, Shahidul (8 August 2015). "Govt trying to track down unauthorised TV channels". Bdnews24.com. Retrieved 3 December 2015.

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