China Digital TV wins CANTV DTH contract
Rebecca Hawkes
| 10 November 2014
China Digital TV has won a contract to supply Venezuelan television operator CANTV with 900,000 smart cards for its direct-to-home (DTH) satellite platform.

China Digital TV has already provided a conditional access system, subscriber management system and electronic programme guides have already been installed for CANTV's DTH satellite platform to enable its IPTV network.

"We are delighted to win yet another tender from CANTV. We will work closely with them to tailor our solutions to their needs, and look forward to helping them strengthen their position in Venezuela's emerging pay-TV market. We are pleased with the progress we are making in expanding our business overseas amid increasing demand for China Digital TV's products and solutions in developing markets," said Dr Zengxiang Lu, CEO, China Digital TV.

CANTV, which was re-nationalised in 2007, serves over 500,000 subscribers via DTH across Venezuela.