Thaicom Plc (THCOM), an Asian satellite operator and provider of integrated satellite end-to-end solutions, has announced that True Visions Group Co Ltd, a TV provider, has signed a long-term transponder capacity contract for continuing its pay-TV service to audiences in Thailand.
The company has retained several Ku-band transponders on the new Thaicom-8 satellite that delivers Pay-TV services to audiences in Thailand and across Asia, including premier sports and entertainment events. True Visions starts using the service on the Thaicom-8 satellite from 2019 onwards. Previously, True Visions provided Pay-TV services via C-band and Ku-band transponders on the Thaicom-5. The transfer of subscribers from Thaicom-5 to Thaicom-8 is necessary as Thaicom-5 does not serve True Vision’s long-term requirements.
“This long-term transponder capacity contract will support the mission of True Vision to provide premium Pay-TV broadcasting services to all subscribers in Thailand”, said Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, chief commercial officer with Thaicom.