Thaicom, the Asian satellite operator and provider of integrated satellite end-to-end solutions, has announced that True Visions Group, an Asian pay-TV provider, has signed a long-term transponder capacity contract. The company has retained several Ku-band transponders on the new Thaicom-8 satellite which delivers pay-TV services to audiences in Thailand and across Asia including premier sports and entertainment events.
TrueVisions will start using the service on the Thaicom-8 satellite from 2019 onwards. The transfer of subscribers from Thaicom-5 to Thaicom-8 is necessary as Thaicom-5 does not serve TrueVision’s long-term requirements.
“This long-term transponder capacity contract will support the mission of TrueVisions to provide premium pay TV broadcasting services to all subscribers in Thailand”, said Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, Chief Commercial Officer with Thaicom. “It proves that satellite technology remains a strong value proposition for broadcast expansion in Thailand.”