Viva+ launches Indonesian DTH service on AsiaSat 5
Editor | 22-04-2014
Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) and PT Digital Media Asia have launched a new direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service.
Utilising multiple Ku-band transponders on AsiaSat 5 at 100.5 degrees East, the VIVA+ bouquet includes a wide range of Indonesian and international television channels, from entertainment, news, sports, to children and religious programmes. It is designed to serve the fast-growing Indonesian pay DTH market and will initially consist of two high definition (HD) and 35 standard definition (SD) channels. These will include nine channels dedicated to the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
"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," said David Khim, chief technology officer & COO of VIVA+. "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."
"We are pleased that VIVA+ has chosen AsiaSat to launch its new DTH service in Indonesia, bringing to viewers in Indonesia a brand new DTH offering of local and international programmes. Indonesia has one of Asia's fastest growing pay-TV markets and we look forward to supporting VIVA+'s service expansion in the near future to capture the enormous potential of this lucrative DTH market," added AsiaSat president and CEO William Wade.