CANAL+ launches DTH pay TV in Myanmar on THAICOM 6

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 
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THAICOM and CANAL+ sign capacity agreement in Myanmar

  • CANAL+ launches pay TV DTH service in Myanmar on THAICOM 6 broadcast platform

NONTHABURI — Thaicom Public Company Limited (SET Bangkok: THCOM)—one of Asia’s leading satellite and digital platform operators—today announced the signature of a multiyear contract with CANAL+ Overseas Myanmar, the CANAL+ subsidiary in charge of broadcasting internationally and in Myanmar. CANAL+ is part of Vivendi SA, one of the largest media companies based in France.

The contract is part of CANAL+ Myanmar’s launch of a pay TV DTH service platform. CANAL+ Overseas Myanmar has leased 4 transponders on the THAICOM 6 satellite and broadcast platform on Ku-band that will be used to deliver a new bouquet of initially 80 channels.

Erwan Luherne, Chief Executive Officer, CANAL+ Myanmar FG, said: “Our partnership with Thaicom is a cornerstone in our strategy to grow our business in Myanmar with the capacity to bring our offer to the whole country and make it accessible to most of the population. Thaicom’s powerful satellite resources make it possible for CANAL+ to offer a channel bouquet that is competitive both in terms of quality and volume. Thanks to the launch in Myanmar, CANAL+ Group is able to strengthen its position in South East Asia. We hope that Thaicom will enable CANAL+ Group to broadcast our channels to a large number of households for the best television experience possible.”

Commented Paiboon Panuwattanawong, Chief Executive Officer of Thaicom: “I would like to thank CANAL+ for their trust in our capabilities. It proves that satellite technology remains a strong value proposition for broadcast expansion in South East Asia. With THAICOM 6, we are wellpositioned to support the pay TV development in the region. I look forward to a successful partnership.”

Added Patompob Suwansiri, Chief Commercial Officer of Thaicom: “CANAL+ Group is an important strategic partner for Thaicom. Thaicom has more than 15 years of experience in serving the Myanmar market. The country is part of Thaicom’s long-term ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) strategy. I would like to thank CANAL+ for their trust in Thaicom to support the launch of their pay TV DTH service in Myanmar.”

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