BEXIMCO Communications Limited is about to launch country’s first Direct-to-Home (DTH) service, a method of receiving television signal directly from the satellite, under the brand name ‘RealVU’. The best international practices of TV services and technologies will be implemented in Bangladesh soon.
“We are ready to provide DTH services under the RealVU brand name vey soon which will drastically change the viewing experience of the Bangladeshi TV audience,” said Dmitry Lapitskiy, CEO of BEXIMCO Communications, while speaking at the press conference held at a city hotel today, March 10. He added, “The new operator, which will initially launch the DTH broadcasting in the metropolitan areas, will also cover the entire country gradually thanks to ABS satellite beam. The picture quality provided by RealVU is much better than analogue cable TV quality.”
RealVU will provide the best picture quality and sound to the viewers’ at the most affordable price. Approximate monthly bill of the DTH will be Tk 300, where the subscribers will get over 100 channels with more than 26 Bengali channels and many international majors including five HD channels.
Initially customers need to have set-top box, dish-antenna and after installation and 1st payment they can enjoy RealVU. RealVU has 24/7 customer support service. The RealVU customers will have the opportunity to pay the monthly bill in different ways. BEXIMCO Communications Limited has finalized the list of distributors so that the customers can easily get the service from the nearest location.
In December 2013, the government awarded licenses to Beximco Communications Limited to launch DTH service in the country BEXIMCO Communications has already received the necessary approval from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to launch the service. The company is at the final stage to offer the new revolutionary format of TV viewing to the customers.
RealVU is a joint venture between BEXIMCO and GS Group. The BEXIMCO Group is the largest private sector group in Bangladesh. Since the early days, the Group has evolved from being primarily a commodities trading company to a leading, diversified group with a presence in industry sectors that account for nearly 75% of Bangladesh’s GDP. The corporate mission is “Taking Bangladesh to the world”, and with this vision the company brings in the DTH service as the next generation entertainment experience solution. It is the GS Group Russian investment and industry holding company that brought the best technology to support this vision.
GS Group is a Russian investment and industry multispectral holding company operating in the telecommunication and other innovation markets and actively developing its own technologies. GS Group acts as provider and technological integrator of complex solutions not only in Bangladesh but also for a number of large international broadcasting projects in Cambodia, Pakistan and other countries. By possessing significant expertise in the field of implementing and managing national digital TV projects, GS Group successfully exports own technologies abroad.
DTH is a digital satellite television distribution service where consumers receive television signal directly from the satellite through a digital set-top box installed at their homes. The DTH services will eliminate the need for cable infrastructure, which the local TV viewers now use to watch television.