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Ekushey Television (ETV) (Bengali: একুশে টেলিভিশন) is a private terrestrial channel in Bangladesh. It broadcasts from Kawran Bazar, Dhaka. Ekushey Television is the first private television channel in the history of Bangladesh. Official transmission began on April 14, 2000.
Ekushey consistently is the #1 rated channel in Bangladesh; with excellent shows and its own base audience. In 2011, Ekushey became the first Bangladeshi channel to broadcast all its content live-online to viewers around the globe, through its official website as well as Viewers World. The channel is popularly acknowledged as the voice of the nation and considered the most popular TV channel in Bangladesh due to its news and other innovative programs.
After being in operation for two years, on August 29, 2002, Managing Director Simon Dring and three other executives had their work permit cancelled and the station was taken off-air. However, permission for the station to continue transmission once more was granted on April 14, 2005, and transmission was resumed, on December 1, 2006. Its official transmission started 29 March 2007 and, started 24 hour transmission on June 1. Present Chairman of ETV is Abdus Salam and programme director is Atiqul Haq Chowdhury.
- Satellite: Telstar 10 at 76.5 degree E orbital location
- Band: C Band
- Frequency: 3787 MHz
- Polarization: Horizontal (H)
- F E C: 2/3
- Symbol Rate: 4.600 MS/S
Types of broadcasting programs
- Talk show
- Children News
- Live Concert
- Special talk show with specialized Topic (Health, Children etc.)
- Educational documentaries
- Children shows
- Exploring culture, landscapes, and history driven shows
Source: Wikipedia, ETV