New Indonesian prepaid DTH satellite service VIVA+ will deploy Newtec equipment to deliver all of its content, initially consisting of two HD and 35 SD channels.
The DTH platform, which launched in April, is featuring nine premium value ‘Ultimate World Cup Channels’ dedicated to broadcasting the upcoming World Cup taking place in Brazil between June 12th and July 13th.
Newtec has been the technology partner to VIVA+ parent company PT Digital Media Asia since the new DTH service was just a concept in the planning stage in 2010. Newtec’s modulation equipment for three transponders have already been installed and are operational with plans to add more as more subscribers join. In April the company announced that it expects 300,000 new subscribers in the first half of 2014 and potentially up to a million over a longer period.
“It has been great to be a technology partner for this project since the very beginning, and use our expertise to help guide its technological development. We are continuously expanding on our solutions to improve DTH services and have implemented our latest technologies to maximize customer experience and profitability for VIVA+,” said Mario Querner VP Asia of Newtec.