The Vietnam Television Station (VTV) and the France's Canal Plus have set up a joint venture to provide a DTH pay-TV service. The JV will concentrate on building a national DTH transmission infrastructure system in order to offer various channels at rational charges to home audiences. It also looks to increase the productivity of Vinasat, Vietnam's first satellite, and combat against unlicensed reproduction.
VTV is currently providing 21 DTH channels. It plans to increase the number of DTH channels to 36 by the end of September and to 52 by the end of this year, which will cover all parts of the country.