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Bangladesh to get first satellite TV service next month

In Bangladesh the first direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service will be launched in April 2016. The service under the name of RealVU will initially be available in cities and metropolitan areas, with country-wide coverage later.

The DTH service will cost around BDT300 (US$3.83) a month, and provide subscribers with over 100 channels. These comprise more than 26 local channels and a number of major international networks, along with five HD channels. The price of the set-top box required to receive the service has not yet been disclosed.

RealVU is a joint venture between Beximco and the Russian investment and industry holding company GS Group. It follows the award of a DTH licence by the Bangladesh Government in December 2013.