GR Group

General Satellite Group (GS Group) is a leading broadcasting company with the prime purpose to roll out the international activities of GS Group (en.gs-group.com).

We search for interesting broadcasting opportunities to invest in. We are interested in investing into Pay TV markets where there is a significant demand for high quality TV broadcasting at an affordable price.

We prefer to invest together with a strong local partner. In such a partnership GS Group is focused on providing the funds, technology and hardware.

For more information please visit
en.gs-group.com/international

Projects

The first satellite Pay-TV operator in Bangladesh, launched in April 2016, is a joint venture of GS Group and Beximco Holdings limited - one of the largest corporations in Bangladesh. The first national-level DTH platform Real VU will provide high-quality digital broadcasting across the country’s 165 million population. Previously, viewers only had access to services of Bengali analog terrestrial and cable TV, as well as the ability to illegally hook up to Indian DTH operators. GS Group in this project acts as supplier and integrator of its in-house hardware and software solutions for the operator’s functioning in accordance with the modern world’s standards of digital television.

The first international DTT project of GS Group under the operator` brand- “One TV”, launched in 2012, is an example of implementing the Pay TV project based on the national digital terrestrial broadcasting and addressing the national-level issues by privately held company. In March 2016, GS Group announced about the sale of the controlling stake of Cambodia´s first pay-DTT platform, thus, successfully completing the primary project’s investment cycle. The local partner , co-shareholder of the venture- Royal Group of companies, purchased GS` share in the share capital of Royal Media Entertainment Corporation (One TV operator).

Latest news

Dhaka, April 18, 2016

Bangladesh’s first DTH service Real VU ( joint venture company of GS Group with a local parner) has started its operations by launching Bangladesh’s first Direct to Home (DTH) service- Rea lVU, as to change the viewing experience of the country’s television viewers. The Real VU will be available at the dealer points from 28th April 2016 in three divisions-- Dhaka, Sylhet and Chittagong. To get Real VU services, customer needs to buy a set-top box and a dish antenna from the dealers. Installers of the trade partner will install the Real VU connections at customers’ houses. The dish antenna can be placed on the wall, balcony or on the rooftop. The customer will enjoy one year guaranty for the set-top box. In case of paying the bill the customers will enjoy the freedom in paying their monthly bill from their home. Moreover, Real VU will have 24-hour customer care service for customers.

November 29, 2015

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has shortlisted eight (08) applicant companies for participation in the bidding for DTH Licensing scheduled to be held on December 07, 2015. GS Group via its joint venture company with local partner Parus Media & Broadcast (Pvt.) Limited was among these applicants. The applications were evaluated as per eligibility criteria given in the DTH Regualations-2015 and Information Memorandum uploaded at PEMRA website. These shortlisted companies have now been invited to participate in bidding process, scheduled as per timeline approved by the Authority.

October 1, 2014

On August 29, 2014, the GS Group international holding company unveiled its intent for the implementation of the satellite-broadcasting project in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The holding company representatives made a declaration at the first session of the Inter-governmental Russian-Myanmar Commission for trade and economic cooperation. >>

September 17, 2014

The One TV broadcast project from GS Group international holding company in the Kingdom of Cambodia had its two-year anniversary on September 15, 2014. Today, it’s the only digital terrestrial nationwide TV operator that extensively covers 80% of the country. Within two years, One TV achieved outstanding results. >>

May 19, 2014

GS Group and Beximco announce launch of first DTH company for Bangladeshi TV viewers. GS Group and Beximco Group, a leading Bangladeshi industrial conglomerate, will create a joint venture to launch Bangladesh’s first DTH company for TV viewers in the country. The newly formed joint venture – Beximco Communications Limited – will come with integrating technological support from GS Group. >>

General Satellite Corporation

General Satellite Corporation (http://www.general-satellite.com) is Russian scientific and production company representing the best high-technology radio-electronic equipment in Russian and international markets since 1991. Characteristics of our equipment correspond to the highest international standards.

The corporation produces a wide variety of devices for receiving satellite, cable and terrestrial television. This production and technological decisions are widely used in digital satellite broadcasting test areas and also in such satellite broadcasting projects as "NTV-Plus", "Tricolor TV", "Platforma HD", etc. Total quantity of subscribers using General Satellite set-top boxes and technologies amounts to 10 million only in the Russian Federation.

Since 2007, General Satellite Corporation acts as a general investor of complex investment project "Territory of Science-Technical progress – Technopolis Gusev" in Gusev town, the Kaliningrad region. The biggest digital receivers manufacturing plant was built there (http://www.dtvs.ru), as well as a variety of adjacent manufacturings.

The Corporation enterprises are able to produce up to 10 million STBs per year. Corporation`s own production facilities guarantee uninterruptable deliveries of any amounts of quality receivers.

General Satellite Corporation makes its own development business in the field of system integration decisions for digital television: software development, motherboard production, digital content development and network integration.

Main areas of the Company business are:

  • Development of all kinds of digital television set-top boxes and software for them;
  • Development of conditional access systems and middleware;
  • Development of 3D projects for digital satellite broadcasting;
  • Participation in large digital television projects as a system integrator.

General Satellite Corporation became the only Russian manufacturer which has joined the AEPOC (European Association for Protection of Encrypted Works and Services).

In February 2010, Samsung Electronics company (South Korea) and General Satellite Corporation signed the Agreement to launch the joint 3D project and to collaborate in development and fitting TVs with built-in satellite tuners for the biggest Russian satellite television operator "Tricolor TV" and satellite HD-broadcasting operator "Platforma HD".

Our set-top boxes earned lots of prestigious awards in Russia and abroad. General Satellite Corporation is the official UN vendor and a member of ITU-D sector.

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tel: +41 415 004 205

fax: +41 415 005 408

For information please contact:

Mr Sergey Dolgopolskiy, Authorised Representative, on behalf of GS Group

Email: sergey.dolgopolsky@generalsatellite.ch

Tel number: +7 831 332 86 68 or +7 911 000 32 71

or

Mr Igor Piliugin, Director for International broadcasting projects, on behalf of GS Group

Email: i.pilyugin@spb.gs.ru

Tel number: +7 831 332 86 68 (internal 0461) or +7 911 000 32 71

Armin Duss- Director

Tel number: +41 415 004 205, fax +41 415 005 408

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