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Bioscope (Live TV)

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Bioscope Live TV
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Official Bioscope Logo, 2017
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It is the home page of Bioscope.
Bioscope website screenshot
Type of businessPublic
Type of site
Video streaming, Internet TV, Video on demand
Available inBangla, English, Hindi
Headquarters
Bashundhara, Dhaka
Area servedBangladesh
OwnerGrameenphone Limited
IndustryStreaming
Websitebioscopelive.com
Alexa rankIncrease 9,481 (Global, January 2018)[1] Decrease 42 (Bangladesh, January 2018)[1]
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedSeptember 2016; 4 years ago (2016-09)[2]
Current statusActive
Written inJavaScript, Python, PHP

Bioscope is a Bangladeshi video streaming platform that offers both live TV content and Video on Demand (VOD) to its viewers. It is the first live app or website of Bangladesh.

Overview[edit]

Bioscope TV was Initially launched as a Beta website in September 2016 and then as a Beta app in August, 2017. Bioscope is jointly owned by Bongobd (Stellar Digital Ltd), Bangladesh's premier digital entertainment service provider and Grameenphone Ltd.

The service offers its viewers an ad free, High-definition video experience of over 40 local and international TV channels, movies, videos, live cricket matches and other video content, free of charge.[3]

Platforms[edit]

In addition to the website, Bioscope is available as an application across mobile devices which are on Android platforms. Bioscope Android application is currently available in Bangladesh. Bioscope is also available and people can watch through Computers and iOS devices[4]

Content[edit]

Originals[edit]

Bioscope has collaborated with noted writers and directors to bring original contents such as:

  • Kali - A 5 episode suspense drama series launched in September, 2016
  • Osthir Shomoyer Shostir Golpo - A collection of 7 Mini series based on never seen before plot lines, launched between 5 - 11 September, 2017[5]
  • Feluda - An adaptation of popular Bangla detective series first premiered in August, 2017[6][7]
  • Maa Vs Bou - A reality TV show hosted by Nusraat Faria where wife and mother battle it out to win the title of the household's 'Radhuni'

Movies[edit]

Bioscope’s movie collection comprises a curated list of classics, short films, documentaries and latest hits such as Dipu Number 2, Amar Bondhu Rashed, Matir Moyna, Pipra Biddy, Chorabali, Monpura, Black, Musafir and many more.[2]

Music videos[edit]

The music video section features all the hottest new trending music videos in the bangla music space.

Sporting events[edit]

Bioscope provides its viewers live sport streams of the latest football and cricket matches with scores and latest updates in the form of in app notifications.[8]

TV channel list[edit]

Local channels[edit]

  • Maasranga Television
  • Ekushey Television
  • Channel 9
  • Channel i
  • Ekattor TV
  • ATN News
  • Independent Television
  • ATN Bangla
  • Jamuna TV
  • My TV
  • SA TV
  • Desh TV
  • Boishakhi TV
  • Channel 24
  • Mohona TV
  • NTV (Bangladesh)
  • Sangsad TV
  • Bangladesh Television
  • Banglavision
  • Somoy TV
  • Asian TV

International channels[edit]

  • Zee TV
  • Zee Bangla
  • Ten Sports 1
  • Ten Sports 2
  • TEN Cricket
  • Sports TV
  • Football TV
  • Colors Bangla
  • Travel TV
  • HUM TV
  • BBC World News
  • Colors Asia
  • Zee Cinema
  • Nickelodeon

Unlike their Bangladeshi counterparts, overseas viewers can only avail to the VOD content for the Beta phase. The entire catalogue will be available to viewers worldwide after its global launch.[9]

Key service features[edit]

  • 40+ local and international Live TV channels
  • Bangla TV series, movies and music videos
  • Exclusive contents and originals
  • Electronic TV Program Guide(EPG)
  • Catchup TV - To re-watch any TV show missed within 24 hours
  • Live cricket matches
  • Ad free viewing
  • Language switching between English and Bangla
  • User profile
  • Watch history
  • Favorites and content rating
  • Show reminders and in app notifications
  • Pausing system

Subscription[edit]

The service is currently free for all in the Beta phase. User can sign up from Facebook.

Global expansion[edit]

Bioscope is currently preparing to go Global and soon will be available for viewers residing outside the shores of Bangladesh.

Awards[edit]

Bongo (Stellar Digital Ltd.) has recently been awarded the National ICT Award, organised by BASIS, for the best Digital Entertainment Product in 2017 for their service ‘Bioscope’.

The service already has more than 3 million unique users and was the number 1 app in Bangladesh on Google Play Store in just three weeks after its second Beta launch in August 2017. [10]

See also[edit]

  • IPTV
  • Alternative media
  • Internet television
  • Grameenphone Limited
  • List of Internet television providers

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "bioscopelive.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Bioscope LIVE TV - Android Apps". Google Play. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  3. "Grameenphone launches future of entertainment Bioscope and many more". The Daily Star. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  4. "GP Quietly Launched Video Streaming Service Bioscope". futurestartup.com. Ibrahim Mahbub. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  5. "Osthir Somoy Shostir Golpo brings upcoming Directors to the Limelight on Bioscope". The Daily Star. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  6. "'Feluda' to be available on Bioscope". Independent Publications Ltd. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  7. "Feluda series on Bioscope". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  8. Ahsanul Karim. "Bioscope – Watch Live TV Drama Movies Bangla Natok". techdesighn.com.
  9. "Grameenphone takes another step into the future of Digite Entertainment". Grameenphone. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  10. Enamul Haque Chowdhury. "Bongo wins National ICT Award for Bioscope Project". daily-sun.com.

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