TV24 DESK: The country’s first and only legal Direct to Home (DTH) service provider brand Akash and the country’s top e-commerce marketplace Evaly have signed an agreement. Under the agreement, customers can now purchase Akash’s connectivity services from Evaly.
DS Faisal Hyder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Beximco Communications Ltd and Evaly Chairman Shamima Nasrin signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations at a hotel in the capital on Tuesday (January 12, 2021).
Beximco Communications’ Chief Financial Officer Md Luthfor Rahman, Head of Sales and Distribution and Strategic Sales Shah Mohammad Maksudul Gani, Head of Marketing and Business Development Muhammad Abul Khair Chowdhury, Head of Business Planning and Supply Chain Zia Hasan Khan and Head of Strategic and Direct Sales Rezaur Rahman and Mohammad Rassel, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Evaly were present on the occasion.
DS Faisal Hyder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Beximco Communications ltd, said, “Akash has gained popularity very rapidly since the launch of DTH service. In a very short time, the Akash has spread all over the country. In remote rural areas and even in hilly areas where cable service has not been reached, customers can enjoy Akash without any hindrance. The time people stay at home has increased during coronavirus outbreaks. People have exacerbated their time and habits of watching TV. As a result, they can now enjoy watching television at home with the highest quality pictures and sounds from anywhere in the country. Evaly is now one of the top marketplaces in the e-commerce business in the country. Through this agreement, millions of customers of Evaly will be able to get services of Akash very easily.
Mohammad Rassel, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Evaly, said, ‘People’s habits have changed due to the expansion of internet and digital services. Online shopping has increased over time. In the meantime, Evaly has gained the confidence of customers in online shopping. We are working closely with various established brands. We are proud to be associated with the Akash through this agreement. Evaly’s customers will now be able to easily avail Akash’s services.”
Akash DTH started providing services using the feed of the Bangabandhu satellite-1 in May 2019. The one-time price of Akash Basic and Akash Regular connection is Tk 3,999 and Tk 4,499 respectively. In both the connections, more than 120 channels will be available with a monthly package subscription of Tk 399 and more than 70 channels will be seen with a package of Tk 249. Akash service is available in more than 8,000 authorized outlets in 64 districts of the country.