Thaicom – one of Asia’s leading satellite operators – has signed a contract with InfoSat-Laos, DTH) satellite TV operator in Laos- for the launch of its new DTH platform on the Thaicom 8 satellite.
Under the agreement, InfoSat-Laos has signed a multi-year transponder agreement for Ku-band capacity on Thaicom 8. The deal emphasises Thaicom’s ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) strategy and commitment to providing the region with premium satellite services. InfoSat-Laos builds the DTH platform to satisfy the increasing demand of Ku-band in Laos. The platform has more than 15 channels available in both SD and HD formats.
“Thaicom 8 supports the continued high demand for Ku-band capacity of the broadcasting industry in Asia and Africa as it transitions from standard definition to high definition and ultra-high definition”, said Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, CCO, Thaicom Public Company Limited. “We are delighted to be able to support InfoSat-Laos’ business strategy. With its high signal-strength, Thaicom 8 is optimised to provide state-of-the-art TV broadcast services in Laos.”
Source: Advanced Television