Why Bangladeshi channels are unpopular
The debate on whether Indian TV channels should be switched off has been running for a long time now. Our local TV channels are no less equal in quality, but the problem is that they're flooded with news, talk shows and ads. Many Indian channels exclusively air entertainment programmes. Our channels, in contrast, run news broadcasts all day and night, most of which are a repetition of the same newsreel. Whatever time remains is taken up by endless advertisements. It is difficult for viewers to stay interested in the story of a TV programmes by the time the advertisements end.
In my opinion, certain TV channels in our country should be left for telecasting entertaining and educational programmes only. And ads, as important as they are for generating revenue, should be incorporated in a rational manner.
Professor M Zahidul Haque,
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University