Hong Kong – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) and PT. Digital Media announced on April 22 the launch of VIVA+, a brand new prepaid direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service utilising multiple Ku-band transponders on AsiaSat 5 at 100.5 degrees East to serve the fast-growing Indonesian pay DTH market.

The new DTH offering will initially consist of 2 HD and 35 SD channels including the “9 Ultimate World Cup Channels” dedicated to broadcast the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil from June 12 to July 13. The package includes a wide range of Indonesian and international television channels, from entertainment, news, sports, to children and religious programmes.

VIVA+ intends to offer additional channels to enhance viewers’ viewing experience and to meet the diverse needs of potential subscribers for high quality content.