Thomson Broadcast to supply 1000kW mid-power S7HP Neo to Bangladesh BETAR
Thomson Broadcast has been awarded a contract with Bangladesh BETAR, the Bangladeshi national radio network, to supply a 1000 kW MW AM Transmitter in an effort to reinforce communication frequencies throughout the country.
Winner of the international tender offer launched in late 2O17, Thomson Broadcast has signed a contract for the delivery and installation of S7HP NEO solution, including commissioning, antenna refurbishing and technical staff’s training.
“The competition was fierce at a certain point, but we were confident in our expertise and product’s quality. We were capable of offering a complete solution package, which ultimately led to BETAR’s final decision. We look forward to begin work on the project with BETAR, says Pascal Veillat, Thomson Broadcast CEO. We are proud to reinforce our long-standing relationship with Bangladesh BETAR through this latest installation for better broadcasting for the Bangladesh of tomorrow.” BETAR currently already operates on a range of Thomson Broadcast shortwave and medium-wave transmitters, including S7HP supplied in 2009 for domestic and national coverage.
About Bangladesh BETAR (BB)
Bangladesh Betar, the national radio network has been discharging the responsibility of disseminating information, education, and entertainment with utmost commitment, honesty, and objectivity for about seven decades. It functions to support nation-building efforts of the Government, upholding social values and the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Bangladesh Betar has been playing a pivotal role toward developing a knowledge-based information society, taking advantage of its unique and distinctive capacity as the cheapest and most versatile medium to reach to the grass-root level. Bangladesh Betar ― with the help of 15 medium wave, three shortwave, and 15 FM transmitters — has the strongest logistic network reaching across the breadth and length of the national boundary and beyond. Apart from the central News Desk spewing out hourly bulletins incorporating the latest national and international events, Bangladesh Betar as a true public service broadcasting medium has been propagating programs and news from its 71 studios around the clock, reflecting national requirements through 12 stations and six units, namely External Service, Transcription Service, Commercial Service, Population-Health & Nutrition Cell, Traffic Channel, and Farm Broadcasting.