Bangabandhu Satellite

‘Monitoring centre’ launched for broadcast transmission

Staff Correspondent

26 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Satellite Company Limited (BSCL) on Wednesday officially inaugurated the ‘monitoring centre’ to supervise the standard of broadcasted contents of the television channels connected to the Bangabandhu Satellite-1.

The technology will also empower the broadcasting regulator to count television audience measurement digitally using data from direct to home (DTH) service, said a press release.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan inaugurated the centre at BSCL head office in the capital.

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar addressed the inauguration ceremony as the special guest while Post Telecommunications Secretary Afzal Hossain was also present on the occasion.

BSCL chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood presided over the ceremony.

All public private televisions in the country are now receiving broadcasting link from Satellite Bangabandhu-1.

Officials also showcased the technology of VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) which established connection to the base transceiver station (BTS) of mobile network operator in remote areas.

Besides, the technology of inter-exchange connection was also displayed in the meeting.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened the commercial operations of Satellite Bangabandhu-1 for broadcasting of the public private television stations on October 16, 2019. 

French manufacturer Thales Alenia Space in November last year handed over the controlling authority of BS-I to BCSCL, which was launched by the SpaceX on May 12, 2018 from Florida to the orbit.