TV channels enjoying full freedom: PM

MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said all television (TV) channels are enjoying full freedom in Bangladesh.

The Prime Minister made the remarks during a meeting with a delegation of the Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO) at the Prime Minister’s Office in Dhaka on Wednesday, reports BSS.

The primer said, “Bangladesh had earlier only a single television channel BTV (Bangladesh Television). We have opened it (in private sector) after assuming office in 1996.”

She said that her government has given liberty to the TV channels to broadcast news.

PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the media after the meeting.

Members of the ATCO delegation said that they have been working sincerely with the authority concerned to start complete transmission of all the private television channels through the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 from October 1 next.

They placed a few demands before the Prime Minister, including making all the TV channels as pay ones after bringing the cable TV’s distribution process under a digitization process.

Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud, PM’s Adviser and owner of Independent Television Salman F Rahman, and Information Secretary Abdul Malek were present on the occasion.

Among others, ATCO Chairman and owner of Masranga Television Anjan Chowdhury, owner of the DBC Television Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Ekattor TV Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director Mozammel Haqu Babu and Managing Director (MD) of Samoy TV Ahmed Jobair attended the meeting.


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