Asian pay TV provider TrueVisions signed a long term transponder capacity contract with Asian satellite operator Thaicom, for continuing its pay TV service to audiences in Thailand. The company has retained several Ku-band transponders on the new Thaicom-8 satellite which delivers pay TV services to audiences in Thailand and across Asia, including sports and entertainment events.
TrueVisions will start using the service on the Thaicom-8 satellite from 2019 onwards. The transfer of subscribers from Thaicom-5 to Thaicom-8 is necessary as Thaicom-5 does not serve TrueVision’s long-term requirements.
“This long-term transponder capacity contract will support the mission of TrueVisions to provide premium pay TV broadcasting services to all subscribers in Thailand”, said Thaicom Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri.“It proves that satellite technology remains a strong value proposition for broadcast expansion in Thailand.”