Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) and PT Digital Media Asia have confirmed the launch of VIVA+, a new prepaid 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 12 June to 13 July 2014. 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.
“We are very excited about our service launch on AsiaSat 5. AsiaSat has provided the high quality and country wide coverage we need to deliver our premium DTH offering to every corner of Indonesia. With AsiaSat’s support, we are able to move swiftly to introduce our unique World Cup package to all soccer fans in Indonesia. We are delighted to have this opportunity to work closely with AsiaSat in the coming years to expand our services and to offer more programme options to our customers,” said David Khim, Chief Technology Officer