ALL our TV channels will air special programmes during Eid as usual. Such programmes will continue for 6 to 7 days and some of these programmes are bound to be interesting as always. Particularly some drama and magazine shows will enthrall the viewers who will throng around television sets. Newspapers will also carry special Eid supplements with plenty of reading materials. These are the principal ways of entertainment for citizens who do not go out of Dhaka during Eid.
Quality of special Eid offers by TV channels is mostly not up to the mark and leaves a lot to be desired. Programme quality of most of the channels is deteriorating as a result of which the viewers now prefer to switch on foreign channels to view programmes made in other languages than our own. Exceptions may however be observed in case of some Eid special drama and magazine programmes. But as usual, too many advertisements often spoil the pleasure of watching a programme and irritate the viewers. I hope the channel authorities will look into this matter and more importantly will concentrate harder on improving the programme quality.