IPMTV expands capacity on SES-8 satellite

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 20-12-2013

Thailand's satellite TV provider IPMTV is leasing additional capacity with SES and extending its current capacity contract beyond ten years.

The broadcaster will also migrate from SES' NSS-6 satellite to the newly-launched SES-8 satellite, which was launched by SpaceX from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on 3 December 2013.
It will be co-located with NSS-6 at the prime orbital location of 95 degrees East.

The deal allows IPMTV to continue to expand its reach of four million TV households in Thailand. It currently broadcasts over 150 local channels to its subscribers, with 21 channels in high definition.