NTV (Bangladeshi TV channel)

NTV (National Television)[1] is a Bengali language satellite television channel based in Bangladesh. It started operation in 2003. It is one of the most popular Bengali TV channels in the country. In the anniversary of the channel, the founder expressed interest in creating NTV2 to satisfy the watchers further. The channel broadcasts coverage of news, soap operas, educational, religious and politics related programs.[2] NTV is owned by Mosaddek Ali Falu, a businessman. He was leader & vice president of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.[3] He resigned from his post on 2016.[4]

NTV Logo
Owned byInternational Television Channel Ltd.
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Sloganসময়ের সাথে আগামীর পথে (Somoyer sathe agamir pothe; Towards the future with time)
Broadcast areaBangladesh, North America, Global (Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia)
HeadquartersBSEC BHABAN (6th Floor)
Karwan Bazar
WebsiteOfficial Website
Telstar 10
(Pan Asia)
4175 H MHz
Dish Network (USA)Channel 790
Sky (UK and Ireland)Channel 780
Astra 2F (Europe)12663 H 22000 5/6
UCS (Bangladesh)Channel 2
Prisma Digital (Bangladesh)Channel 5
Rogers Cable (Canada)Channel 863
Bell Fibe TV (Canada)Channel 815


  • February 2003: NTV is announced, initially to set operations in April of the same year, having also announced a partnership with CNN.[5]
  • August 2006: a UK-based Bangladeshi TV channel, acquired the rights to show NTV programmes throughout the UK and Europe on Sky channel 826, however stopped broadcasting a year later.
  • 26 February 2007: NTV, along with its sister station RTV, was temporarily forced off the air due to a massive fire at the station building.[6] Three people died and over 100 were injured in the blaze. The fire caused NTV to broadcast reruns of programming. Since NTV was not able to broadcast their own news, they worked with Banglavision to broadcast Banglavision news on the NTV channel.
  • In August 2008 NTV started to broadcast again in the UK after 1 year off the air, on Sky channel 834.
  • In September 2011, NTV achieved the ISO certificate, as a first Bangladeshi TV channel.[7]
  • 14 April 2012: NTV was replaced by Channel 9 UK on Sky channel 834.[8]
  • 30 April 2012: A new consortium took control of NTV in the UK and resumed broadcasting on Sky channel 852.[9]
  • 19 August 2014: As part of a reshuffle, NTV moved to Sky channel 838.
  • 1 May 2018: As part of another reshuffle, NTV moved to Sky channel 757 due to the International genre now starting at 701 and its old slot now being used for secondary simulcasts of channels from the 100s to 700s (in NTV's case, its slot was used for Lifetime).
  • 11 June 2019: NTV moved to Sky channel 780 due to Sky's reshuffling of the international section by languages.

NTV online

Recently NTV authority has taken an initiative to promote its website. As a result, NTV online has been started its journey more elaborately to keep people updated about latest news, entertainment program, sports, tech, travel, automobile, lifestyle, education and so on.[10]

See also


  1. "NTV bows in Bangladesh". Variety.com. 10 February 2003. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  2. http://www.mediabangladesh.net/television_bangladesh.php?recordID=7
  3. "Under-fire Narayanganj MP Salim Osman, in leaked phone call, abuses journalist". BDNews24.com. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. bdnews24.com
  5. "NTV bows in Bangladesh". Variety.com. 10 February 2003. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  6. "ITTEFAQ.COM". ittefaq.com.
  7. "NTV receives ISO certificate". The Daily Star. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  8. "Channel 9 takesover NTV on Sky Digital EPG". BizAsia. 16 April 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  9. "NTV relaunches on Sky Digital EPG". BizAsia. 30 April 2012. Archived from the original on 3 May 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  10. "NTV: Latest Bangla News, Infotainment, Online & Live Tv". NTV Online.

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