Bangladesh is one of the most improving country right now. People of Bangladesh is entertainment lover. At present television is the best way to enjoy entertainment. There are others ways also but most of the people love to watch TV regularly. On this article you will know about Television channel in Bangladesh. Keep reading until the end of the article.
Before get started, make sure about one thing; Bangladesh has two types of TV channel. Those are: State owned and Privately owned. State owned TV channels are owned by the government of Bangladesh and private means non Government.
Table of Contents
BTV – Bangladesh Television
BTV is the first television of Bangladesh. In our early life I mean when Bangladesh has not many television like today. Our partners and grandparents used to watch BTV. That time it was the only way to get recent news. Can you forget BTV? Never! That’s why I have included in the first position of the best television in Bangladesh.
BTV was owned on 1964 as Pakistan Television when Bangladesh was East Pakistan. After the independent in 1971, it has changed name as Bangladesh Television (BTV). First time it was only black and white. It started broadcasting in full colour in 1980. Right now BTV has huge number of viewers. According to the updated statistics, it received more than 2 million from the 17 stations.
|Established||25 December 1964|
|Owner||Government of Bangladesh|
|Started Full Colour Broadcasting||1980|
|Broadcasting areas||Asia, Middle East and Africa|
|Notable Domestic Program||Ittyadi|
|Notable International Program||Alif Laila|
ATN Bangla is a famous TV channel in Bangladesh owned by a Multimedia Production Company. It started journey on 16 July 1997 in South Asia. It was the first satellite based Bangladeshi channel. It has been broadcasting programs in several countries. ATN Bangla started broadcasting in Europe in 2001. In Bangladesh, it transmits programs from the studio that is situated in Dhaka, Bangladesh. First time it was not a news channel. It started broadcasting news in August 2001. Right now, the channel offers various programs, including news, dramas, movies, TV shows and more. It has been telecasting for more than 22 years and focusing on quality.
|Launched||16 July 1997|
|Owner||Multimedia Production Company|
|Broadcasting Areas||Bangladesh, South Asia, North America and Europe|
|Sister channel||ATN News|
|Notable Program||Amrao pari|
|Award||32nd International Emmy Awards|
|YouTube Channel||ATN Bangla News|
GTV – Gazi Television
GTV is popular TV channel in Bangladesh. It was launched on 12 June 2012. Golam Dosotogir Gazi is the owner of GTV. Basically, it’s known as sports channel in Bangladesh. Most of the cricket match are broadcast on GTV. If you are a cricket lover, you know GTV very well. It is not only sports channel but also offers various programs, including movies, news, dramas, talk shows and more. The studio of the GTV is situated in Dhaka, Bangladesh. GTV is the official broadcaster of Bangladesh cricket board and Bangladesh premier league.
|Founded||12 June 2012|
|Owner||Gazi Satellite Television Limited & Golam Dosotogir Gazi|
|Headquarters||25 Segun Bagicha, Dhaka-1100|
|Availability||Satellite, Cable and IPTV|
|YouTube Channel||GTV News|
|Facebook Page||Click to visit|
According to our research, NTV is the number four TV channel in Bangladesh. It was founded in 2003 by Mosaddek Ali Falu. He was a businessman and renowned political. Owner Mosaddek Ali was leader and vice president of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). It’s one of the most viewed TV channel in this country that covers various programs, including political, educational, soap operas news and religious program as well.
It is the broadcaster of one of the most popular religious program “PHP Quraner Alo”. The motto of the channel is “Towards the future with time”. If you translate it into Bengali, the meaning will be “Somoyer sathe agamir pothe”. It has a huge number of viewers around the country. The channel offers interesting drama, even it has a YouTube channel only for dramas called “NTV Natok”.
|Owner||International Television Channel Ltd. By Mosaddek Ali Falu|
|Headquarters||BSEC BHABAN (6th Floor)Karwan BazarDhakaBangladesh|
|Broadcast Areas||Bangladesh, North America, Global (Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia)|
|3 Satellite and Cable, 1 IPTV|
|YouTube Channel||NTV Live|
Somoy TV is the Bangladeshi news channel that received permission from the government republic of Bangladesh. It has got a licence called NOC in 2009. After that it was broadcast experimentally in 10 October 2010, and launched commercially in 17 April 2011. The channel uses the first Bangladeshi satellite called Bangabandhu-1 and casts news for 24 hours. To being updated with the latest news, somoy television is the auto choice. Although it is not an old channel but enough popular. The main reason is that the program called “News Bulletin”. Which is broadcasting live news all time. Viewers can directly enjoy news from Official YouTube channel.
|Launched||17 April 2011|
|Headquarters||89, Bir Uttam CR Dutta Road, Banglamotor, Dhaka|
|YouTube Channel||Somoy TV|
RTV is another well-known private TV channel in Bangladesh. It was established on 26 December 2005. The channel offers various interesting program and shows. It started broadcasting online live in 2012 through the Viewers world website. On 26 February 2007, a tragic incident happened in RTV office. As a result three people were died and almost hounded were injured. After that, the station was temporarily removed from the aircraft. The slogan of the RTV is “Today’s and Tomorrow’s” that’s mean “Aj ebong Agamir”.
|Launched||26 December 2005|
|Owner||Bengal Media Corporation Limited|
|Headquarters||BSEC BHABAN, Karwan Bazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh|
|Broadcast Areas||Only Bangladesh|
|Slogan||Today’s and Tomorrow’s|
|YouTube Channel||RTV Live|
Ekushey TV is another private TV channel in Bangladesh. If was founded on 14 April 2000. It’s the first private television channel in Bangladesh that provides national and international news. Also, it’s the first channel of Bangladesh to share live news around the globe through the official website. It has been broadcasting various types of programs, including Talk show, Children News, Drama, Exploring culture, Educational documentaries, and more over 20 years. Right now, it’s considered as one of the most popular channel in this country.
|Launched||14 April 2000|
|Headquarters||Kawran Bazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh|
|Slogan||“Committed to Change” In Bengali “Poribortone Ongikarboddo”|
|YouTube Channel||Ekushey Television – ETV|
Independent TV is another notable private channel in Bangladesh that provides 24/7 news around the country. It received broadcasting licence from the government republic of Bangladesh in March, 2010 and launched on 20 October 2010. Bangladeshi Export Import Company BEXIMCO is the founder of Independent TV. It’s a popular channel for political news. Although it is a news channel but also provides several programs such as, entertainment, shows on culture, business, and more. Users can also download those programs through official website.
|Launched||20 October 2010|
|CEO & Founder||Beximco|
|Headquarters||Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka 1208, Bangladesh|
|YouTube Channel||Independent Television|
Channel i is another private channel in Bangladesh. It offers various news about the country. It’s the first digital channel in Bangladesh founded on 01 October 1999 by Impress Group. Md. Faridur Reza Sagor is the CEO of this channel. Although it is the 9th ranking TV channel in Bangladesh but it has been competing top 5 TV channel in Bangladesh. As a non-terrestrial channel, it has highest market share in the country.
|Launched||1 October 1999|
|CEO||Md. Faridur Reza Sagor|
|Headquarters||40, Shahid Tajuddin Ahmed Sarani, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh|
|Broadcast area||Bangladesh, South Asia, North America|
|YouTube Channel||Channel I News|
Maasranga TV is another private channel in Bangladesh. It got broadcasting permission from the government republic of Bangladesh in 2010 and launched on 30 July 2011. It telecast various programs in full HD quality which attracts viewers. Generally, it’s known for live sports, including cricket and football. It’s the broadcaster of Bangladesh premier league. It’s also popular for hourly news. Right now, it considered as an advanced private TV channel in Bangladesh.
|Launched||30 July 2011|
|Headquarters||2 Bir Uttam Ziaur Rahman Road, Banani, Dhaka 1213|
|YouTube Channel||Maasranga TV Official|
Bangladesh has huge number of population. That’s why all of the TV channel has a lot of viewers and it’s increasing significantly. Those are the most popular Television channel in Bangladesh. Hopefully Bangladesh will keep this improvement and make a good position in the world.