Gazi Television which is officially known as GTV is a Bengali language digital cable television channel. The channel offers a wide variety of programming including news, movies, dramas, talk shows, sports like cricket and more. The channel started broadcast in Bangladesh on 12 June 2012. In 2014 this channel bought television broadcasting rights from BCB for 1.56 billion Taka for six years. In 2016 it also bought broadcasting rights of Bangladesh Premier League from BCB.
Ownership and Key Individuals
Golam Dastagir Gazi is the founder chairman of the Gazi TV and the Chairman of the Gazi Group. As the chairman of the group, he advises on the new projects and provides strategic direction to the top management of the strategic business Units and associates of the Group. Presently, Golam Dastagir Gazi (Bir Pratik) is a Member of Parliament (Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad) from Narayanganj-1(Rupganj). In January 2019, he became the Minister of Textiles and Jute.
Jamuna Bank Limited
Republic Insurance Company Limited,
Gazi Communications Ltd.
Gazi Networks Ltd.
Gazi Renewable Energy Co. Ltd.
Gazi Tanks Cricketers
Gazi Auto Tyres,
Gazi Sinks, Gazi Pipes, Gazi Fittings, Gazi Toys, Gazi International, Gazi Kitchen Stove, Gazi Rubber Plantation, Gazi Networks Ltd., Gazi Communications Ltd., and Gazi Infrastructure Development Company Ltd
Desh Television Limited
Gazi Golam Murtoza is the Director of Gazi Satellite Television Ltd and Deputy Managing Director of Gazi Group. Presently he is the Chairman of Jamuna Bank Limited and he is also the Director of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). As Deputy Managing Director of Gazi Group he is looking after the businesses of Gazi Tanks, Gazi Pipes, Gazi Sinks, Gazi Fittings, Gazi Toys, Gazi International (Pumps & Motors), Gazi Tubewell, Gazi Gas Stove, Gazi Communication, Gazi Networks Limited, and Progressive Properties Limited. He completed “O Level” from SFX Green Herald International School in 1997 and “A Level” from Scholastica School in 1999. Murtoza completed his graduation in Polymer Science from the University of Akron, USA.
Gazi Golam Ashria is the Deputy Managing Director of Gazi Group and Gazi Satellite Television Ltd. He also represents Gazi Group in Desh Television Limited and Republic Insurance Limited. As Deputy Managing Director of Gazi Group, he is looking after the businesses of Gazi Tyres, Gazi Auto Tyres and Gazi Rubber Plantation. Presently he is the Director of The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI). Mr. Ashria was born in 1981. He completed “O Level” from SFX Green Herald International School in 1997 and “A Level” from Scholastica School in 1999. Mr. Ashria completed his graduation in Economics from the Saskatchewan, Canada
Mr. Mohd. Hanif Chowdhury is the chairman of board of directors of Republic Insurance Company Limited. Presently he is the Group Chairman of Unitex Group and the Chairman of Unitex Spinning Mills Ltd. Padma Wears Ltd., Unitex Composite Mills Ltd., HS Composite Textile Ltd., Unitex LPG Ltd. and Unitex Synthetic Ltd. He is the Director of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Ltd. He was the Vice Chairman of NRB Global Bank Ltd. He obtained his B.Sc degree from Chittagong University in 1976. He started his business career in 1980 in the Garments sector. He is the founder of Al-Madrasatul Islamia Jamiatul Ulom Bhingrol.
Hasina Gazi is the spouse of Golam Dastagir Gazi and a Director of the Gazi Group of Industries. She is the Vice Chairman of the Republic Insurance Company Limited, and also a Director of the Gazi Rim, Gazi Fan, Gazi Plastic, Rubber Industries and Gazi Kitchenware. She is the proprietor of Pappa Traders. She is the Municipality Mayor at Rupgonj Pourasava, Narayangonj. She graduated from the University of Dhaka.
Saber Hossain Chowdhury, MP. is a Director of Republic Insurance Company Limited. He is also the Vice Chairman of GSP Finance Company (Bangladesh) Limited representing Karnaphuli Industries Limited. He was elected as Member of 7th Jatiyo Sangsad (National Assembly) and again he has been elected as Member of 9th Jatiyo Sangsad. He was Deputy Minister of Shipping of the Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh from December 1996 to March 1998 and thereafter acted as Deputy Minister of Local Government & Rural Development (LGRD) till July 2001. Saber holds a Bachelor degree of Political Science and Economics from London University and LLB in Westminster University, London.
Rehana Chowdhury is a Director and the Chairman Executive Committee of Republic Insurance Company Limited. She is the wife of Mr. Saber Hossain Chowdhury, MP. She is a Director of Karnaphuli Group of Companies. She is also a Director of Regen Sea Lines Ltd., Container & Terminal Services Ltd., Marco Shipping Company Ltd., Easy Fly Ltd., Voice Tel Ltd. and HR Holding Ltd. She completed graduation from Dhaka University.
Feroz U. Haider is a Director of the Republic Insurance Company Limited and the chairman of GSP Finance Company (Bangladesh) Limited.
Khurshida Rahman is a Director of the Republic Insurance Company Limited. She is the Director of Business King Limited and owner of Kashfia Plaza. She is the Sponsor of the Company.
S.M. Shafiul Hoque is a Director & Chairman Claims Committee of the Republic Insurance Company Limited. He is the Chairman of Integral Apparels Ltd., Director of Combined Texwear Ltd. and Mission Apparels Industries Ltd. Mr. Hoque is the former Vice Chairman of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce.
Shahin Haider is a Director of the Republic Insurance Company Limited. She is the wife of Mr. Feroz U. Haider, Chairman of GSP Finance Company (Bangladesh) Limited. She is a Director of S.F. Haider Foundation Ltd. Shahin Haider obtained a Degree in Home Economics from Croydon Technical College, Croydon, London, UK.
Mahboob Ur Rahman is a Director of Republic Insurance Company Limited. Rahman is the Founder Chairman of Show Motions Limited, the first modern multiplex cinema theater in Bangladesh under the STAR Cineplex brand. He is a founder Member of BASE Ltd. https://www.baseltd.com/. Educated in the United States of America in Information Technology and trained as an Executive MBA from Helsinki School of Economics in Finland.
Mosaddake-Ul-Alam is a Director (Nominated by ICB) of the Republic Insurance Company Limited. He is the Deputy Managing Director of Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB). Alam is the nominated Director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd., ICB Securities Trading Company Ltd., Wata Chemicals Ltd., Golden Son Ltd., Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh Ltd., Bangladesh Aroma Tea Ltd. and Energypac Power Generation Ltd. He did his B.Com (Hon’s) & M.Com. in Accounting from Dhaka University.
Md. Arshed is anIndependent Director of the Republic Insurance Company Limited. He is the Chairman of C & A Dietary & Hospitality Ltd. and Director of Union Bank Ltd. He is the Managing Director of C & A Real Estate Ltd., C & A Energy Ltd., C & A Dairy Ltd., Khalid Enterprise Ltd., C & A Agro Ltd., C & A Court Yard., C & A Beverage Ltd., and nominee Director of Times Securities Ltd. He is also the Managing Director of Armada Spinning Mills Ltd.
M. Salahuddin Chowdhury is anIndependent Director of the Republic Insurance Company Limited. He is the Sponsor Director of Jamuna Life Insurance Company Limited. He was the COO of Access Telecom (BD) Ltd. and Alap Communication Limited for 12 years. He has a BBA and MBA in Marketing from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Syed Ishtiaque Reza is the Editor-in-chief of Gazi TV and Sarabangla.net.