“Bangabandhu-1 Satellite” Broadcasting is starting today, 12, 2018, 2:14 AM GMT+6 , through Bangabandhu Satellite. TV channels have been broadcasting this information for the viewers for several days.
Television channels are talking about some problems before that. However, Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) says these will be phased out.
The big problem in front of the television channels is that if Bangabandhu goes to the satellite, the channels of Bangladesh in the Middle East will not be seen. For this, some channels have gone to Bangabandhu Satellite but are also connected to the previous satellite. Apart from this, the communication from Dhaka to Gazipur is through underground cable, which may cause some disruption in the broadcasting of the TV channels, said the concerned persons.
Prothom Alo, head of the broadcasting and information technology department of a private television station that was in experimental broadcasting, said, ‘We are transmitting the signal of our TV using Bangabandhu satellite. Besides, foreign satellites are also running. However, if the signal of a foreign satellite is turned off, there are occasional problems. We have informed the matter to the BCSCL authorities.
The country’s first nanosatellite ‘Anbesha’ went into space on June 2, 2016. Principal Investigator of the research project and BRAC University Associate Professor. Khalilur Rahman said that one part of Bangabandhu satellite and television channels is being tested wirelessly and the other part is being tested wirelessly. Optical fiber is being used at this distance from Dhaka to Gazipur. However, there is a risk of disconnection in this way due to various reasons including repair work on the streets of Dhaka. This expert thinks that it would be convenient to set up a ground station in Dhaka.
However, to solve this problem, BCSCL is taking signals at Sajib Wazed Joy Earth Satellite Center in Gazipur by drawing optical fiber lines both above and below ground. The country’s first satellite BS-1 was launched on May 11, 2016 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Work is constantly underway to correct and coordinate the technical complexities. These are being fixed from the beginning of the experimental broadcast. The rest of the work will be fine. Satellite rent will be billed from November.
Experts say the Bangabandhu satellite will cover all areas of Bangladesh well. But the channels will not be seen in the Middle East as the orbit is not conveniently located. In this context, their observation is that the orbit is not available if desired. It has to be empty. Others are waiting to get it again. An international committee determines it.
The head of the broadcast department of a private channel, who did not want to be named, said that if you want to go from the existing satellite to Bangabandhu satellite, you have to change some of the equipment of Uplink. If you can do it, it will be completely wireless. Channel owners will periodically change Uplink’s equipment.
The DBC channel was associated with BS-1 throughout the experimental broadcast. Hamid Ullah, head of the channel’s broadcasting engineering department and general secretary of the Bangladesh Broadcasters Association, told Prothom Alo that the TV channel was being communicated through the ground station’s optical fiber. Wired communication is relatively more risky than antennas. The amount of repairs done on the streets of Dhaka leaves some apprehension. However, if Bangabandhu Satellite ensures uninterrupted communication, then the TV channels will not be harmed in any way.