BBC Bangla TV, radio reaches weekly audience of 15MN | Ratings/Measurement | News | Rapid TV News
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BBC Bangla TV and radio content is attracting a weekly audience in Bangladesh of 15 million, the British broadcaster’s 2017 Global Audience Measure has found.

BBC Bangla 13 July 2017The figure includes nine million people who tune in on Thursdays to the BBC Bangla weekly television programme BBC Probaho, which is broadcast by BBC partner Channel-i. The programme is also available on the BBC Bangla channel on YouTube. Presented by Sharmin Rauma, it delivers 25 minutes of news, interviews and debate on key issues affecting Bangladesh.

“We are thrilled by the progress of BBC Probaho. We will build on its success by expanding the BBC Bangla presence on television - while continuing to deliver a strong and vibrant radio programming and also working to increase our output across digital platforms including social media,” said Sabir Mustafa, editor, BBC Bangla.

BBC Bangla now engages around 1.4 million people around the world each week via its website and on social media, the broadcaster claims. The BBC Bangla Facebook page had over 11.3 million followers as of July 2017, with nearly 80% of them residing in Bangladesh.