BBC Bangla is a foreign language news service of BBC World service. This service was launched on 11th October 1941. First it was only 15 minutes programme schedule in Bengali. The Bengali programme was launched basically for the Bengali community in India and Bangladeh.
The programs of BBC Bangla are broadcast in three ways — FM broadcasting, medium-wave and shortwave. It is broadcasting from the head office — `Bush House’ from London in United Kingdom. But it collects news from Kolkata, Delhi and Dhaka.
BBC Bangla is broadcasting their programs in three popular mediums; radio service, website & internet radio and video service. It is mainly focuses on basically daily political and sports news including big daily events. Then it goes to news analysis, discussion over daily events, entertainments etc.
The program becomes very popular and faithful to the listeners. In the crisis moments all the listeners — Indian and Bangladeshi can trust on their news service. Yet before late Ataus Samad and others were the chief of BBC Bangla News service.
Nowadays BBC Bangla starts a programme with associates Bangladeshi news channel ‘Channel i’. The program becomes very popular, near about 13 lac Bangladeshi attained the program. The name of this program is ‘BBC Bangla Songlap’. This is one most watched TV program in Bangladesh.