The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has made it mandatory to set up TV set-top boxes (STBs) in a bid to bring the country’s existing TV cable network under a digital system.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud made the announcement while addressing a press conference following a meeting with the Cable Operators’ Association of Bangladesh (COAB) on Tuesday.
He said that cable operators across Bangladesh have been given two months’ time to implement the directive and digitise their services.
“They (cable TV operators) have till March 31 to ensure the use of digital STBs in Dhaka and Chattogram and across the country by June 1,” he added.
The minister said that if it was not installed within this period, users will not be able watch satellite TV channels.