SES and MNC Sky Vision, the Indonesian satellite pay-TV provider with its brand Indovision, have announced an agreement to provide capacity on the SES-7 satellite to support Indovision’s future Chinese-language DTH package.
The multi-transponder and multi-year deal provides Indovision with access to the Ku-band capacity aboard SES-7 at the prime orbital location of 108.2 degrees East. Indovision intends to offer more than a dozen Chinese language channels using the capacity, which would allow Indovision to reach a niche audience segment in Indonesia’s fast-growing pay-DTH market, beyond its current base of more than 2 million subscribers. Use of the capacity by Indovision is subject to regulatory approval.
Rudy Tanoesoedibjo, CEO of MNC Sky Vision, said, “We see continued growth in the pay-DTH market in Indonesia and are delighted to be able to leverage SES’ global network and deep industry expertise to broadcast more content to meet the diverse needs of our subscribers in Indonesia.”