Sangsad Television

Summary

Sangsad Bangladesh Television (Bengali: সংসদ বাংলাদেশ টেলিভিশন), often known as Sangsad Television (Bengali: সংসদ টেলিভিশন) lit.'parliament television',[1] is a Bangladeshi state-owned parliamentary television channel, which is the sister of Bangladesh Television. It was launched on 25 January 2011, and broadcasts live from the National Parliament of Bangladesh.[2][3] The channel is operated by the Ministry of Information.[4]

Sangsad Television
সংসদ টেলিভিশন
Sangsad Television Logo.jpg
CountryBangladesh
Broadcast areaNationwide
NetworkPublic
HeadquartersRampura, Dhaka
Programming
Language(s)Bengali
Picture format1080i HDTV (downscaled to 576i for SDTV television sets)
Ownership
OwnerGovernment of Bangladesh
Sister channelsBTV
BTV World
History
Launched25 January 2011; 11 years ago (2011-01-25)

HistoryEdit

Sangsad Television began broadcasting from 25 January 2011, after the legislature voted in favor of establishing a channel dedicated to live parliamentary broadcasts.[5][6]

In March 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused schools to shutdown in Bangladesh, Sangsad Television began airing educational live lessons for primary and secondary-level students.[7][8] The channel had become more important for students to learn at home.

ProgrammingEdit

Sangsad Television mainly broadcasts live broadcasts from the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban during the evenings. It also sometimes broadcasts the history of the Parliament of Bangladesh and its legislative practices overseas.[2] During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sangsad Television aired live lessons for students with time slots depending on the grade level.[8] The channel uses Bangabandhu-1 for broadcasting on satellite television.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Biswas, Sailendra (2000). "Samsad Bengali-English dictionary. 3rd ed". Calcutta: Sahitya Samsad. p. 969.
  2. ^ a b "Sangsad TV awaits debut". The Daily Star. 2011-01-24. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  3. ^ "Satellite, submarine cable business may open to private sector". The Daily Star. 2019-07-24. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  4. ^ "Speaker, info boss fight over priority". The Daily Star. 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  5. ^ "Jatiya Sangsad television". The Daily Star. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  6. ^ "Sangsad TV from next month". The Daily Star. 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2021-11-25.
  7. ^ "Sangsad TV to broadcast lessons for primary school students from Tuesday". The Business Standard. 2020-04-05. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  8. ^ a b "Sangsad TV begins airing lessons for secondary level students". The Independent. 2020-03-29. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  9. ^ "Local TV channels using Bangabandhu-1 satellite". The Daily Star. 2018-12-23. Retrieved 2019-08-03.