BTV’s 56th birthday today
Bangladesh Television is the longest running television channel in Bangladesh. Today is BTV's 56th birth anniversary.
On December 25, 1964, BTV started their journey on the first floor of the DIT building. On February 9, 1975, BTV moved into their own office space in Rampura.
From 1980, BTV introduced colour television in Bangladesh. BTV has a long standing legacy of producing memorable television dramas. Starting with popular series "Dompoti", BTV went on to create shows like "Kothao Keu Nei", "Shongshoptok", "Eishob Dinratri", "Bohubrihi", "Ayomoy", "Jonaki Jole", "Bokulpur Kotodur", "Kul Nai Kinar Nai" and "Dhupchaya" among others.
The agricultural show, "Mati O Manush" and the popular magazine show, "Ittyadi" among others are considered BTV's most celebrated shows of all time. "Anandamela", "Jodi Kichu Mone Na Koren" and "Notunkuri" were also popular.
The only state-owned television network in Bangladesh, BTV started worldwide broadcasts through their satellite based branch, BTV World. BTV's Chattogram center is planning to extend their broadcasting hours to 18 hours from 12 hours per day.
Bodle Jabe Bodle Dibe is our new motto for the New Year and we are introducing a wide array of programmes on the occasion," shares M M Harun Ur Rashid, Director General of BTV. "There are several TV channels nowadays and BTV strives to maintain its legacy. We aim to put the audience first in all aspects."