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.
- 1 Public broadcasters
- 2 Privately owned television stations
- 3 Multichannel broadcasters
- 4 Other channels
- 5 Unlicensed broadcasters
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
- BTV – state-owned, founded in 1964 as Pakistan Television, but renamed BTV after 1971.
- BTV World – state-owned, available worldwide.
- Sangsad Television – state-owned, broadcasts live scenarios of Bangladesh's politics and also live telecasts National Parliament Assemblies.
Privately owned television stations
|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|
|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 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.|
|DBC NEWS||First 24 hours Live News Channel.|
|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.|
|Duronto TV||a private kids channel in Bangladesh owned by Barind Media Group. It was launched on October 15, 2017.|
|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.|
|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, 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.|
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.
- Another private TV channel RTV starts functioning from Dec 26, Official site: http://www.rtvonline.com , web The Bangladesh Observer, 11 November 2005
- Islam, Shahidul (8 August 2015). "Govt trying to track down unauthorised TV channels". Bdnews24.com. Retrieved 3 December 2015.