NTV is an International oriented TV channel based in Dhaka. The channel was founded in 2003. NTV offers diverse mix of programs such as news bulletins, current affairs, talk shows, soap operas, educational, religious, politics related programs, drama, movie, reality shows and other entertainment programs.
NTV (National Television) 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. NTV is owned by Mosaddek Ali Falu, a businessman. He was leader & vice president of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. He resigned from his post on 2016.
February 2003: NTV is announced, initially to set operations in April of the same year, having also announced a partnership with CNN.
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. 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.
14 April 2012: NTV was replaced by Channel 9 UK on Sky channel 834.
30 April 2012: A new consortium took control of NTV in the UK and resumed broadcasting on Sky channel 852.
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.
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.