EchoStar and AsiaSat form DTH joint venture
June 3, 2009
EchoStar Corporation, provider of end-to-end pay TV delivery systems and equipment for satellite, IPTV, cable, terrestrial and consumer electronics markets, and AsiaSat Asia’s leading satellite operator, have formed a joint venture for the delivery of a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television service to Taiwan and other targeted regions in Asia.
The satellite TV service will broadcast from AsiaSat 4, providing a wide variety of audio and video channels in an all digital format distributed directly to consumer homes via a small satellite antenna and a digital set-top box.
The service is expected to be available to consumers in the second half of 2009. Announcements on programming packages, equipment availability and targeted territories will be made in the coming weeks.