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Enterr10 to launch two Bengali channels

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MUMBAI: There was a time when Hindi speaking market was much preferred by the Indian audiences, whereas regional markets weren’t much spoken about. Considering the increasing viewers’ interests towards regional space, broadcasters have also planned to shift their focus on launching regional channels for the viewers.   

Enterr10, an Indian media and entertainment company which already has a Hindi general entertainment channel (GEC) called Dangal TV, a Bhojpuri and Marathi movie channel named Bhojpuri Cinema and Fakt Marathi in their cluster. The company has added another feather to its cap by launching two more Bengali channels, which will be GEC and a movie channel.

A source close to the development confirmed the news and revealed that Enterr10 Bangla will be a GEC channel and Shaandaar Cinema will be a Bengali movie channel. “Both these channels are SD and free-to-air. The GEC channel will have original content. As of now, everything is the in the planning process.”  

The source also disclosed that both the channels will be launched in the next two months. “We have already the soft channels. The dates of the launch will be decided within 3-4 days.”

The network has started test transmission service from Intelsat17 satellite at 66.0 degree east.

The other players in the Bengali GEC and movies market include Star, Zee, Sony and Colors. Sun TV is the other network that will set the ball rolling to enter into the Bengali market. It will be interesting to know whther or not these regional GECs and movie channels are able to resonate well with the Indian audiences.  

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