The service was inaugurated by the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka today.
The agreement with the private channels for their commercial transmission using the feed of Bangabandhu Sattelite-1 was handed over to the Prime Minister
Hasina on this occasion.
Local TV Channels in Bangladesh have been receiving feed from AsiaSat satellite till now.
The BS-1 satellite was launched in 2018 by the French manufacturer Thales Alenia Space from Florida in the US at a cost of Taka 2765 crore.
BS-I would cover the SAARC countries and Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkestan and a part of Kazakhstan.