A brand new Bengali entertainment channel is on the way

in December and to mark the launch, the station has a

pre-launch planned for this Bank Holiday weekend.

Called Channel S, it plans to produce documentaries,

news, travel, lifestyle and children’s programmes in

Sylheti, the most widespread Bengali dialect in the UK.

The pre-launch event is to include a multi-media show

previewing the channels programming content, plus

performances from Bollywood and Dallywood artists and


Guest speakers include A.H. Mofazzel Karim, High

Commissioner for Bangladesh to the United Kingdom;

Labour peer Baroness Pola Uddin; BBC producer Simon

Dring; and Sarwar Ahmed, publisher of Asiana magazine.