Launched in 1999 by the Ramoji Group, ETV Bangla is a wildly popular live Bengali TV channel in Kolkata with top viewership and ratings.
ETV Bangla is a general entertainment channel, broadcasting family oriented dramas, daytime soaps, reality TV shows, movies, entertainment programs, interactive programs and sometimes even news.
ETV Bangla has also entered the Bangladeshi Television scene with tie-ups with popular Bangladesh TV Channels like Channel i whose programs Shera Kontho and Khudey Gaan Raaj were immensely popular with Bangladeshi audience. The ETV Bangla - Channel i tie up has resulted in programs like Sur Daria Epaar Opaar and Bagha Gayen with participation and audience from both Bangladesh and West Bengal.
The Ramoji Group is based in Hyderabad, and publishes the leading Telugu newspaper Eenadu.
Popular ETV Bangla shows being aired now include:
Utsav and Ratri son and daughter of Pratap and Soumen. On the wedding night Utsav was burned.
Mon - Sat at 17:30
Kokhono Megh Kokhono Bristi
'Kokhono Megh Kokhono Bristi' An emotional story of two Destitute girls MEGH & BRISTI.
Mon-Sat at 19:00
Sibsundari Devi, who is presently head of the Dev Burman family is in a problem.
Mon - Thu at 22:00
GAAN LIVE offers a friendship between the channel and the viewers.
Mon - Sat at 8:30
Beta Betir Battle
Two teams of young men and women participating in a contest
Sun at 13:00
Prothoma is a magazine programme deals with today's women
Mon - Fri at 12:05 PM