Another first for Deutsche Welle (DW): Germany's international broadcaster produces a new science and technology show in Bengali, which premiered on April 13 throughout Bangladesh on Ekushey TV.
Onneshon covers science, technology, the environment and medicine, with a special focus on the latest developments in Germany and Europe. It will be shown every Saturday at 6:30 pm as well as Sunday at 1:30 am and 3:30 pm on Ekushey TV in Bangladesh.
"We are really excited about this latest development in Bangladesh," said Tobias Grote-Beverborg, DW's Distribution Executive for South Asia. "We have been broadcasting to Bangladesh for more than 40 years and by producing a new television program in Bengali, we hope to be able to win over even more fans."
Onneshon is produced by DW's Bengali team in Bonn and hosted by Debarati Guha. In addition to presenting the latest scientific developments, the show also reports on various aspects of everyday life in Germany and comments on the differences between Germany and South Asia, surprising as they might sometimes be.
Multimedia content from the Onneshon series can also be accessed at www.dw.de/bengali, and will be distributed by DW's online partners in the region.
As one of Bangladesh's most popular private TV stations, Ekushey TV provides television services to an estimated audience of more than 32 million homes in Bangladesh. Apart from broadcasting via cable and satellite, Ekushey was also the first Bangladeshi TV channel to offer content via live stream, which is available at www.ekushey-tv.com.