From left: Manop Tokarnka, CEO of IPMTV, Anie P. Naval, COO & Managing Director of MediaScape, Kriengkrai Sriananraksa, COO of IPMTV with Deepak Mathur, Senior Vice President Commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at SES.
Singapore – At CommunicAsia 2013, SES has announced that it has signed two deals in Asia Pacific. SES announced for a new multi-year, multi-transponder deal with Philippines’ Mediascape Inc for Cignal Digital TV on SES-7 at 108.2 degrees East. Additionally, SES also announced that Thailand’s IPMTV has contracted additional capacity on its soon-to-be launched SES-8 and has renewed its multi-year capacity deal with NSS-6 at the prime orbital location of 95 degrees East.
The new capacity expansion will allow Cignal Digital TV –Mediascape’s Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite television service provider – to further expand its services for the provision of DTH satellite TV in the Philippines. The deal with IPMTV also enables IPMTV to double its reach to 4 million households in Thailand by the end of the year.
Deepak Mathur, Senior Vice President Commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at SES, said, “SES-7 is a powerful satellite for the Philippines. We are happy to be able to provide MediaScape with the additional capacity they need to help them meet the needs of their growing audiences and maintain their leading position in DTH satellite TV in the country. At SES, we believe in growing with our customers and our upcoming satellite, SES-8, is testament to our commitment to the Asia-Pacific region. When launched, SES-8 will bring vital expansion capacity to thriving Asian video neighbourhoods in South Asia and Indochina and enable us to support customers such as IPMTV as they continue to grow. We are delighted to support IPMTV’s expansion into even more homes in Thailand.”
Annie Naval, MediaScape COO & Managing Director, said, “We are confident that extending our partnership with SES will allow us to maintain our position as the leader in DTH satellite TV in the Philippines by expanding our HD lineup to include a wider variety of premium programmes.”
Manop Tokarnka, CEO, IPMTV, said, “We are delighted that we now have the flexibility to cover the news and events that resonate best with local audiences. We have a strong partnership with SES and look forward to exploring the development of HD content in Thailand in the future.”