SES supports Indonesia's growing pay-DTH market
Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 16-07-2013
SES and Indonesia's satellite pay-TV provider MNC Sky Vision, which operates under the brand name Indovision, have announced an agreement to provide capacity on the SES-7 satellite to support Indovision's future Chinese-language direct-to-home (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 aims to offer more than a dozen Chinese language channels using the capacity, aiming to reach a niche audience segment in Indonesia's fast-growing pay-DTH market, beyond its current base of over two million subscribers.
The use of the capacity by Indovision is still subject to regulatory approval.
"The increasing maturity of the Indonesian pay-DTH market requires pay-TV operators to react swiftly in meeting the demands of different audience segments, as Indovision has done with the new Chinese-language pay-DTH offering," said Deepak Mathur, senior vice president commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at SES.