Chittagong city Awami League president and former city mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury`s body was taken to Laldigi Maidan in the port city in the afternoon. Thousands of people gathered there to pay last tributes to their leader. Photo: Shourav DasBangladesh Awami League (AL) leader and Chittagong city unit president ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury was buried on Friday with full state honours beside his father’s grave at Chasma Hill family graveyard in Chittagong.His namaz-e-janaza was held after Asr prayers on Laldigi Maidan in the port city. Mohiuddin Chowdhury passed away at city’s Max Hospital early Friday at the age of 74.He left his two sons, two daughters, wife and a host of relatives, friends, well-wishers and political fellows to mourn his death.President and prime minister Sheikh Hasina expressed shock and grief at the death of the renowned politician.Speaker of the parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, deputy leader of the house Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, commerce minister Tofail Ahmed, industries minister Amir Hossain Amu, public administration minister Syed Ashraful Islam, local government, rural development and cooperatives minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister Nurul Islam BSc, tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon, land minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif, state minister for public administration Begum Ismat Ara Sadique and Chittagong city mayor AJM Nasir Uddin issued separate condolence messages.They expressed profound shock and condolence at the death of Mohiuddin and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family members.Recalling his contribution to the country and its people, they said the loss in his death is really irreparable to the country’s political arena.Chowdhury, one of the organisers of 1971 liberation war had been suffering from heart and kidney complications for long. He was put on life-support at the Max Hospital at Mehedibagh in the port city on Thursday evening.
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Joel DalyQuality assurance technology provider IneoQuest has launched a new platform to deliver behavioural and operational data directly from endpoint devices to IneoQuest’s Audience Measurement Platform for Adaptive Streaming.The Endpoint Analytics SDK is designed, according to IneoQuest, to give operators real-time visibility into the customer experience, providing the necessary information to understand the customer’s behaviour when impacted by service issues.IneoQuest describes the SDK as a lightweight client proxy software library that can be integrated into a service provider’s media player.“We don’t believe that switching CDN’s to solve quality issues is the optimal approach to improving the customer experience. Our approach is to provide real-time visibility into what is causing quality issues in the network and the video stream and fix those issues before they negatively impact the customer viewing experiences,” said Joel Daly, senior director of product management and marketing at IneoQuest. ““We are very excited to launch our Endpoint Analytics SDK to help address the growing market need for visibility into end device consumption of OTT content. We believe our video analytics solution is a game-changer in the industry as it correlates operational and behavioral data providing a completely new framework for monetisation and proactive churn management.”read more
Pil Gundelach BrandstrupDanish telecom operator TDC, which provides residential TV and broadband services under the YouSee brand, is launching a new TV channel in partnership with Fox Networks Group combining Danish shows with US series from Fox Networks. The two companies have named Pil Gundelach Brandstrup to head up the service.The new channel, Xee, is branded to combine the ‘X’ of Fox with the ‘ee’ in YouSee, as well as phonetically being close to the English word ‘see’, according to the company. YouSee media director Christian Morgan said that the combination of homegrown Danish content with the best shows from Fox would provide “a unique channel for all our customers”.Brandstrup has also been named by Fox as head of development for Fox Networks Group in the Nordic region. She was previously channel manager for Danmarks Radio service DR1, also taking charge of DR3, DR Damasjang and DR Ultra. Prior to DR she worked as programming director for TV2, Zebra and Bliss in Norway. She will take up her new post in February, working with editor-in-chief Linda Etgar, a former BBC executive charged with developing Danish-produced contentXee will be averrable to all YouSee TV customers both as a broadcast TV channel and as a streaming service available via the web, app or set-top box.read more