Television media scenario in Bangladesh: A list

Name of Media Owner Remarks/Opinion/Affiliation
Government owned
BTV Government owned TV channel Government controlled
BTV World Government owned TV channel Government controlled
Sangsad Bangladesh TV Government owned TV channel broadcasting the proceedings of the parliament Government controlled
Private owned
ATN Bangla Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman, Chairman of ATN Group of companies Pro government media outlet. Serving vested corporate interests.
DeshTV Ex MP of Bangladesh Awami League & member of the executive committee of the party, Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Pro-AL outlet, hasAsaduzzaman Noor, AL MP and media personality as its Managing Director
Mohona TV Owned by ruling party Awami League MP Kamal Ahmed Majumder Narcissistic TV channel, vehement pro AL media outlet
GTV Chairman, Golam Dastagir Gazi Bir Protik MP and chairman & MD of Gazi Industries Pro-AL government media outlet
My TV Sister concern of V.M International, Chairman Md. Nasiruddin (strong linkswith current  AL regime) Liberal media outlet. Serving corporate interests. More interested in entertainment than news.
ATN News Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman, Chairman of ATN Group of companies News version of the pro government media outlet ATN Bangla
Ekushey TV Chairman and CEO Abdus Salam, industrialist and a Director of One Bank Ltd Relatively balanced liberal media outlet. Serving corporate and liberal interests.
Independent Television Owned by BEXIMCO Group and Salman F Rahman Awami League and government approved news and content
Shomoy television Owned by Advocate Kamrul Islam, State Minister and party leader of current Awami League regime Very much an Awami League supportive media outlet. Regular talk shows defaming opposition.
Ekattor Television Owned by Mozammel Babu, pro Awami League journalist and influential trade unionist Keeps up a left leaning version of the pro Awami League news, propaganda and tirade. Hosts talk shows that defame political opponents of the Awami League
Channel i Owned by Impress group who also own Incepta pharmaceuticals and Impress Telefilm. Managing Director Faridur Reza Shagor. Preserving corporate interests. Liberal media outlet.
Boishakhi TV Founded by MNH Bulu, Chairman of the BNS group and hijacked by MLM company Destiny 2000 Ltd Pro-government liberal media outlet
Channel 9 Backed by Syeda Mahbuba Akhter, wife of retired Brig-Gen Syed Shafayetul Islam, younger brother of LGRD Minister and ruling Awami League General-Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam Predominantly sports channel to primarily broadcast the Bangladesh Premier League
Masranga TV Anjan Chowdhury, replacing the late Samson H Chowdhury. Other business ventures include the Square group of companies Serving and promoting corporate interests first. Liberal media outlet.
Bijoy TV Owned by ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury, ex-mayor of Chittagong and AL stalwart Pro-AL media outlet
SA TV Managing Director, Salahuddin Ahmed (also of S.A. Paribahan) Pro-government outlet preserving corporate interests
Channel 24 AK Azad, President of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and owner of Ha-Meem Group Pro-AL media outlet serving corporate interests
Channel 1 BNP Ex-MP MAH Selim Closed in 2010
NTV (National Television) Managing directorMosaddeque Ali Falu , ex-MP from BNP Affiliated with the BNP. Subject to silencing by current Awami regime
Diganta Television – currently closed by government Mir Kashem Ali, Chairman of Diganta Media Corporation and central leader of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Pro-BNP Jamaat opposition media outlet. A more balanced reporting. Points out government excesses through talk shows and news.
RTV 2nd channel of Mosaddeque Ali Falu , ex-MP from BNP Affiliated with the BNP. Subject to silencing by current Awami regime
Bangla vision Shamol Bangla Media group Ltd Pro-BNP opposition media channel. Host talk shows critical of the government.
Islamic TV – currently closed by government Late Said Iskandar, the younger brother of the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia Leading Islam based media and news outlet. Pro-BNP Jamaat opposition media outlet. Outspoken critic of government excesses.

 

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