Head administrator Sheik Hasina today initiated the business transmission of all neighborhood private TV stations utilizing the feed of nation’s first correspondence satellite Bangabandhu-I (BS-I) as she tended to a capacity on the event at a city inn.

With its initiation, the nation’s communicated industry will enter another time as the BS-I will spare an immense measure of outside money to be paid by nearby TVs as lease.

Data Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud talked on the event as the extraordinary visitor with Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar in seat.

Secretary of Posts and Telecommunications Division Ashoke Kumar Biswas and Chairman of the Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO), a foundation of private TV slot proprietors, Anjan Chowdhury additionally talked on the event.

A sound video introduction on the multifaceted utilization of the Bangabandhu Sattelite-1 in different divisions for the nation’s general advancement was made.

Authorities concerned said nearby TV stations have been accepting feed from Apstar 7 and AsiaSat satellites in return of US$ 4,000 for every Mega Hartz recurrence every month on a normal.

Prior on May 19, Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) consented to formal arrangements with six nearby TV stations — Somoy TV, Jamuna TV, Deepto TV, Bijoy TV, Bangla TV and MY TV — for the utilization of BS-I.

Furthermore, four channels of the state-possessed BTV has been running activity through the feed of BS-I.

Every one of the TVs for their transmission would require the limits of five transponders of the BS-I.

Furthermore, the nearby D2H Akash of BEXIMCO has leased six transponders.

The BCSCL has likewise associated all TV stations through fiber optic link with its ground station as opposed to introducing earth station to limit the expense of TV channel proprietors.

French producer Thales Alenia Space in November a year ago gave over the controlling authority of BS-I to BCSCL, which was propelled by the SpaceX on May 12, 2018 from Florida to the circle.

The main preliminary communicate of BS-I was effectively done through airing the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship 2018.

Also, BCSCL has contracted worldwide consultancy firm Thaicom for a long time to run advertising and clearance of the network of BS-I in six nations, including four neighbors. The Thai firm is presently dynamic in around 20 nations.

Thales propelled the BS-I at an expense of Taka 2,765 crore and as per the arrangement, it will arrive at the equal the initial investment point inside seven years of beginning its business administration.

Situated at the 119.1 east geostationary opening, BS-I would cover the SAARC nations and Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkestan and a piece of Kazakhstan.

The inclusion is the most grounded in Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan, for which these six nations have at first been decided for business.

The satellite’s tasks incorporate “direct-to-home” administration for TV stations, VSAT (extremely little opening terminal), backhaul and organize reclamation, fiasco readiness and help and numerous others.