Beximco launches AKASH DTH in Bangladesh

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Beximco Communications launches AKASH DTH

DHAKA — Beximco Communications Limited has launched a world standard Direct to Home (DTH) service in the country under the brand name- ‘AKASH’ on Thursday.

AKASH, is the first and only legal DTH operator in the country aiming to change the game and take the Pay TV industry of Bangladesh to a new era of excellence.

It was launched in a programme at The Westin Dhaka hotel on Thursday where Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, was present the chief guest and Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi as special guest.

Private Industry and Investment Adviser to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Vice Chairman of Beximco Communications Salman F Rahman, was also present there.

AKASH will be commercially available from May 19 at authorised 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.

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).

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.

[Beximco’s previous DTH satellite service RealVU closed on October 1, 2018, pending the launch of this new service on Bangladesh’s first satellite, Bangabandhu Satellite (BS1) at 119.1° E.]