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Salman F Rahman new ATCO president


Salman F Rahman, chairman of Independent Television, was elected president of ATCO (Association of Television Channel Owners) yesterday. Ekattor TV Managing Director Mozammel Babu and Desh TV Deputy Managing Director Arif Hasan were elected senior vice president and vice president respectively of the private television channel owners’ association in Bangladesh.  The 15-member committee has been elected for a 2-year tenure. After the election, the new committee expressed its optimism to take forward the country’s rapidly expanding media industry. New ATCO President Salman F Rahman said the election of the new committee will add momentum to the activities of ATCO. He also expressed hope that various problems that exist in this industry will be solved through the new committee. The election to ATCO’s new committee was held at a hotel in the capital.

Read Source: http://www.theindependentbd.com/post/95771

Beximco Power Company

Beximco Group to construct power plants

Country’s largest company Beximco Group signed a treaty with China Energy Engineering Corporation on developing several energy projects. China Energy Engineering Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company and currently one of the biggest power solution supplier companies in China and in the world.

CEO of Beximco Power Company Ltd, Ajmal Kabir, signed the agreement at Beximco Group’s head office. President Fu Hongwei signed the agreement on China Energy Engineering Corporation’s behalf. Beximco Group’s chairman Sohail F Rahman, its vice chairman Salman F Rahman, director Shayan F Rahman and Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ma Mingqiang were present at the occasion. After signing the agreement, vice chairman of Beximco Group, Salman F Rahman said that it was a significant day for the company. He said the projects will have significant contribution in the energy sector of Bangladesh. Salman F Rahman is one of the top businessmen in Bangladesh and has always looked for new and challenging ventures. Signing agreements with China Energy Engineering Corporation of four energy projects is another feather to his list of contribution to Bangladesh’s economy.

Beximco Group plans to work on four major projects in Bangladesh with China Energy Engineering Corporation. Among these four, one is an 8 MW capacity solar power plant to be developed at the Beximco Industrial Park premises, one is a 660 MW coal fired power plant, and one is a 200 MW solar power plant in Gaibandha. The fourth one is on setting up a large nationwide distribution system. All projects will be developed with state of the art technology.

Beximco Group was founded in the early 1970’s by Sohail F Rahman and Salman F Rahman. The company has strong presence in both domestic and international markets.

Launch of first DTH service of Russian GS Group with Beximco in Bangladesh

Russia’s high technology can be significantly observed as GS Group’s international broadcast projects successfully set in motion its first DTH service by route of RealVU in partnership with Bangladesh’s largest and most diversified conglomerate Beximco Group. Post the execution of formal agreement between both the countries this new service, RealVU came into subsistence for bringing mass accessibility to high quality digital television.

Beximco and GS Group sign their agreement

Beximco and GS Group sign their agreement

RealVU comes with the range of over 100 standard and HD channels wherein packages that are offered for the customers include th e most sought – after English channels along with the highly regarded channels in Hindi and some local Bangladeshi content at the same time. Accordingly GS Group is also keen to supply hardware and software solutions for the regular service which would act as the system integrator.
The superior quality digital set – top boxes of the company also inherits the time shift functionality in conjunction with DVR and an EPG. As the indicated Russian corporate has already spread its wings in Cambodia where GS Group has previously launched its DTT – based pay TV service by name of “One TV”, it further intends to spread across its digital broadcast services in other promising markets.
As Bangladesh comprehends the population of more than 165 millions, they are currently in obligation to watch substandard terrestrial cable TV or to connect illegally with foreign operators. Now the company aims to acquire significant audience through its first year of operations since it holds expertise in managing national broadcast projects in collaboration with local partner Beximco Group.

Beximco Group launched DTH services

Now people will be able to watch their favourite television programmes without any separate cable connection and cable infrastructure. A new joint venture made this happen by introducing DTH (direct to home) services for the first time in the country.
Beximco Communications, the joint venture between industrial conglomerate Beximco Group and Russian investment and industry holding giant CS Group, aims to net three lakh subscribers during 2015.

The company, which received a DTH licence from the government last year , plans to rope in additional four lakh subscribers annually, Beximco said in a statement.

Details about the DTH service packages, including price and channels for subscribers  announced by the company. Beximco DTH Services  has many advantages: one can do away with the cable operator who provides channels of choice but no assurance of quality. The quality of signals in this case is expected to be superior since the signal is not split through a cable. By choosing just the signals that one needs, there is a possibility of reducing subscriber’ monthly cable bills.

Beximco Pharma enters EU Market, starting its Export to Germany and Austria

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited has commenced export of medicines to Europe. This is the first time, a local pharma company exported ophthalmic products to Europe. A signing ceremony was held on the factory premises of Beximco Pharma to mark the first consignment to Europe in presence of high officials of the company and representatives from DHL and Emirates.

Initially, two ophthalmic products—Latanoprost and a combination of Latanoprost and Timolol—will be exported to Germany and Austria with other EU countries to follow. Latanoprost and Timolol are used to reduce the pressure inside the eye for people with open-angle glaucoma or intraocular hypertension (increased pressure in the eye). Beximco Pharma expects to launch additional new products in the EU later this year. Speaking on the occasion, Managing Director of Beximco Pharma Nazmul Hassan, MP, says: “Beximco has established a presence in a growing number of markets around the world. The Company is increasingly focused on penetrating large and highly regulated markets such as the EU and US, where the demand for generic products continues to rise.” He said Beximco has developed high quality pharmaceutical facilities in Bangladesh, with a competitive cost structure for manufacturing and exporting generic drugs. “This is a combination that is of increasing importance as governments strive to reduce healthcare costs without compromising on quality.”

Nazmul Hassan added: “We look forward to launching further products in Europe, the 2nd largest pharmaceutical market in the world with sales in excess of US$ 265 billion, and providing patients with safe and affordable treatment options.”

Beximco announces launch of first DTH company for Bangladeshi TV viewers

Beximco Group, a leading Bangladeshi industrial conglomerate, today announced a joint venture with Russian investment and industry holding giant GS Group to launch Bangladesh’s first DTH (Direct to Home) company for TV viewers in the country.

The newly formed joint venture – Beximco Communications Limited – will come with integrating technological support from GS Group.

The DTH technology enables a broadcasting company to directly beam the signal to TV set through a receiver that is installed in the house of a subscriber obviating the need for a separate cable connection.

The commercial launch of the DTH platform is scheduled by the end of 2014 and it aims to net 300,000 subscribers during 2015. The company plans to rope in additional 400,000 subscribers annually.

The joint venture will concentrate its activity on the mass segment by offering its customers TV packages with local as well as leading international channels.

“Presently, Bangladesh does not have any legal DTH operator. The viewer’s only choice is between a few cable operators and a terrestrial television channel,” said Salman F Rahman, Vice Chairman of Beximco Group.

He said signals of Indian DTH operators are broadcast illegally without providing Bangladeshi audiences any local TV programs. “Nevertheless, the demand for a local DTH service is high and Beximco Communications Limited hopes to attract a significant number of subscribers in the country having a population of over 160 million,” Rahman added.

Sergei Dolgopolsky, Foreign Projects Director within GS Group, said the ‘head-end’ and the ‘up-link’ are to be installed in 2014, paving way for the first DTH broadcasting services in Bangladesh.”
“Our network will cover the entire territory of Bangladesh,” Dolgopolsky added.

DTH services refer to the distribution of multi-channel TV programs by using a satellite system by providing TV signals direct to subscribers’ premises. For DTH connection the broadcasting company provides a set that comprises the dish and a receiving set. The company beams an encrypted signal that only the set installed in a subscriber’s household can receive and enable viewing.

DTH has many advantages like one can do away with the cable operator who provides channels of choice and there is no assurance of quality. The quality of signals in this case is expected to be superior since the signal is not split through a cable. By choosing just the signals that one needs, there is a possibility of reducing subscribers’ monthly cable bill.

Additional information
GS Group is an investment and industry holding, operating on the basis of its very own high technologies in telecommunications and innovation. Key activities: implementation of international broadcasting projects, R&D and production in such fields as nanotechnology, microelectronics; construction and development of Technopolis GS innovation center; deep wood processing; investment in venture projects; media content production and management, software products design and integration, full-service advertisement, logistics and trade.