Tara Newz logo
|Launched||21 February 2005|
|Owned by||Government of West Bengal, India|
|Picture format||480i, 576i (SDTV 4:3)|
|Broadcast area||All Bengali speaking countries|
|Formerly called||TARA Newz|
|Sister channel(s)||TARA Muzik
Tara Newz (Bengali: তারা নিউজ) (also known as Tara News), is a 24 hour Bengali language news channel, covering local news of West Bengal, India and Bangladesh as well as national and international news, was operated by Broadcast Worldwide Limited, a Public Limited Company, with other channels under its umbrella, viz. TARA Muzik, and TV Southasia. But it is was nationalized on 23 May 2013. Tara Newz was formally launched on 21 February 2005, the International Language Day.
About the channel
TARA (expands to Television Aimed at Regional Audience), put forth Tara Newz as a 24 / 7 Bengali news channel that aims to avoid sensationalism. It is watched widely on both sides of the border because of its impartial stand on issues in Bangladesh. Apart from local and international news, some special programmes of Tara Newz delve into the spheres of health, education, technology, women's issues and Indo-Bengali relations. Interactive programmes based on current affairs are also aired, inviting participation, inputs and feedback.
The Tara Newz channel has acquired a reputation for credibility without any political bias in the region. It is the only news channel providing its viewers in India with regular updates from Bangladesh. Tara Newz was launched in the year 2005 on 21 February which also happens to be the International Mother Language day. Many TV networks followed Tara's footprints and launched Bengali language news channels one after another. Debjani Roy is the Chief Producer of Tara Newz while Mahuya Santra is the Channel Coordinator.
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