The project is implemented in partnership with the Bengali multi-sector conglomerate, Beximco. GS Group acts as a supplier and integrator of its in-house hardware and software solutions for the operator’s functioning in accordance with the modern standards of digital television.
Previously, viewers only had access to services of Bengali analogue terrestrial and cable TV, as well as the ability to illegally hook up to Indian DTH operators.
Currently, the DTH platform RealVU offers more than 100 TV channels in SD and HD quality. Packages available to viewers include international channels in English, popular Indian channels and channels with local Bangladeshi content. The digital TV set-top boxes developed by GS Group offer such functions as PVR and time-shift, along with an EPG.
“The GS Group’s international broadcast projects are a bright example of Russian high technologies successfully entering the global market. RealVU, the first DTH operator in Bangladesh will bring mass accessibility to high-quality digital television service in a country that has 165 million plus population currently being forced to watch low-rated terrestrial and cable TV or to illegally connect to foreign operators. We expect to engage significant audience in the first year of operating due to GS Group’s vast expertise in managing national broadcast projects, solid cooperation with a local partner, diversified content that meets viewers demands, and a high level of service, ” said Sergey Dolgopolsky, PR, GR and IR director, Foreign Broadcasting Projects Department, GS Group.
RealVU is the second international broadcast project that was launched with direct involvement of GS Group. From 2012 to 2016, the holding company successfully implemented the project of creating One TV, Cambodia’s first national-level DTT operator. GS Group intends to focus on launching digital broadcast projects in other promising markets.