TANGAIL, May 27, 2018 (BSS) - State Minister for Information Advocate Tarana Halim yesterday said country's TV channels would save huge foreign currency by using Bangabandhu-1 Satellite services.
"TV channels of the country are using rented satellite services from Singapore and other countries that cost about $14 million annually," she told a meeting with local journalists at the Tangail circuit house here.
The broadcasting industry will benefit immensely after the launch of Bangabandhu-1 Satellite, she added.
Deputy Commissioner Khan Md Nurul Amin, leaders of Tangail district unit of Awami League (AL) and local journalists, among others, addressed the meeting.
Tarana said Bangladesh will recover the total expenditure of Bangabandhu-1 Satellite within next 7 or 8 years and after that the country will earn large amount of profit from the satellite.
With sending the Bangabandhu-I Satellite to the orbit, Bangladesh has become the 57th country to launch a geostationary communication satellite, she said adding the launching of the Bangabandhu-1 Satellite has brightened the image of Bangladesh before the world.
The nation's dream satellite, Bangabandhu-I, was launched in the early hours of May 12 (Bangladesh time).