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BTV World hops on to AsiaSat 3S platform

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MUMBAI: The Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) and the Bangladesh national broadcaster Bangladesh Television (BTV) have signed a lease agreement for the use of C-band capacity on AsiaSat 3S to broadcast BTV World, a television channel for overseas service across the Asia Pacific region.

The Bangla satellite channel will commence broadcasting on AsiaSat 3S from early next month, providing daily broadcasts of news and current affairs, drama, entertainment, cultural and educational programmes from Bangladesh that serve overseas audiences in the region, according a press release.

"We chose AsiaSat 3S because of its excellent channel neighbourhood and strong audience penetration. AsiaSat 3S offers the region's most attractive platform for South Asian channels, as well as numerous other regional and international channels. In addition, the region-wide coverage of AsiaSat 3S enables us to extend our reach to whole of Asia and Australasia with the latest news from our country, to introduce our culture and economy, trade and tourism to the rest of the world," said Mostafizur Rahman, Director General of BTV.

Technical specifications of BTV World on AsiaSat 3S in C-band -

Transponder: 3V

Frequency: 3725 MHz

Polarisation: Vertical

Modulation: QPSK

Symbol Rate: 4.45 Msym/sec

FEC: 3/4

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