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ATCO pays tribute to Bangabandhu

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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ATCO pays tribute to Bangabandhu
Members of the newly-elected executive committee of the Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO) place a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No. 32 in the capital on Monday. —SUN photo

The newly-elected executive committee of the Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO) paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Monday.

The committee led by its President and Maasranga Television Chairman Anjan Chowdhury laid wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city.

Other office-bearers, including Senior Vice-President and DBC News Chairman Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Vice-President and Desh TV Deputy Managing Director Arif Hasan, Baishakhi TV Deputy Managing Director Tipu Alam Milan, Somoy Television Managing Director Ahmed Zubayer, Nagarik Television Managing Director Dr Rubana Huq, Asian Television Senior Vice-Chairman Md Liakat Ali Khan Mukul, NTV Director Ashfaq Uddin Ahmed, Deepto TV Chairman Kazi Zahidul Hasan and Banglavision Chairman Abdul Huq were also present.

On behalf of Bashundhara Group Managing Director and newly-elected ATCO Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir, NEWS24 Head of News Rahul Raha placed a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu.

Besides, RTV Managing Director Humayun Kabir Bablu attended the event on behalf of ATCO Director and RTV Vice-Chairman Jasim Uddin.

In his speech, ATCO President Anjan Chowdhury lauded various decisions of the government for reforming and upgrading the TV channels.  “We are working with the aim of making television channels profitable. The government is also working on TRP using Bangabandhu Satellite-1,” he said.

He said all the owners are committed to airing standard programmes for viewers.

“Cable network digitalisation process will be complete within a year and viewers, owners and other stakeholders will benefit from it,” Anjan Chowdhury added.

Earlier on Saturday, a 15-member board of directors of the ATCO was formed for the next three years.