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Beximco Communications Launches AKASH DTH

Dhaka; May 16, 2019: Beximco Communications Limited has brought to the nation the first ever world standard Direct to Home (DTH) service in Bangladesh under the brand name of AKASH.

Although Bangladesh has a high TV penetration, the nation did not have the freedom to enjoy the perks of DTH technology so far. AKASH, the first & only legal DTH operator in the country, for the time being, aims at changing the game and taking the Pay TV industry of Bangladesh to a new era of excellence.

Bangladesh, the 57th country in the world to have its own satellite, being on its glorious journey towards the digital era has made it possible for Beximco Communications, as AKASH, to provide DTH service through the very own satellite of the nation- Bangabandhu Satellite 1.

The company launched the new DTH service “AKASH” in a ceremony held today May 16, 2019 at The Westin Dhaka hotel in the capital Dhaka.

Dr. Hasan Mahmud, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Information addressed the audience as chief guest while Mr. Tipu Munshi, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Commerce spoke as special guest in the ceremony. Mr. Salman F Rahman, MP, Private Industry and Investment Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh & Vice Chairman of Beximco Communications was also present at the event.

Mr. Shayan F Rahman, Chairman of Beximco Communications Ltd has given the vote of thanks while Mr. DS Faisal Hyder, CEO of the company gave welcome speech at the event.

AKASH will be commercially available from 19th May 2019 at authorized retails in 20 Districts – Dhaka, Mymensingh, Tangail, Kishoreganj, Narsingdi, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Manikganj, Cumilla, Noakhali, Feni, Cox’s Bazar, Chattogram, Khagrachari, Rangamati, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Brahmanbaria, Sunamganj.

Speaking at the Event, Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud said, “ Akash DTH will play a vital role to implement the Broadcast Act. It will increase Govt. revenue and will remove the cable hazards. DTH technology will also be helpful to prevent the advertisements in foreign TV channels as well as it ensures clear sound and picture in TV programs.”

Commerce Minister Mr. Tipu Munshi said, “ DTH Akash has brought the dream of Digital Bangladesh one step ahead. The technology should reach every corner of the country so that people can be benefitted of the Bangbandhu Satellite-1. This wireless technology will ensure information and entertainment service in remote area.”

According to the Beximco Communications, DTH is the superior technology in Pay TV industries worldwide. AKASH has a large bouquet of popular and relevant Bangladeshi and foreign TV channels to cater to the need of Bangladeshi consumers. It is going to change the TV watching experience in the country.

With supreme quality picture and sound, The bouquet includes more than one hundred channels. Currently all the channels will be available for only BDT 399 monthly (including VAT). To add more color to the entertainment life of the customers & to cater to different needs of people, AKASH plans to bring more channels in future and introduce services like Video on Demand. AKASH will also cater to every customer need with its 24/7 active call center & professional installation & after sales support.

The AKASH Connection will cost BDT 6,499 (all inclusive). This connection includes state of the art HD Set Top Box, user friendly multi-function Remote Control Unit, heat & rain resistant AKASH branded Universal KU band Dish, necessary cable & connectors & other accessories. For a limited period, installation will be completely free & whoever purchases the connection shall receive one month free subscription.

The company informed, in addition to high quality viewing experience and high-quality content, AKASH will offer exciting features like program reminder, favorite program listing, parental control etc. and in the near future program recording features will also be active.

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