Thaicom has signed a transponder leasing agreement with MV International Company Limited (MVI), a leading Thai broadcaster and DTH platform operator, to establish a pay TV platform in Laos. Under the multi-year agreement, MVI has signed a contract for Ku-band capacity on the THAICOM 8 satellite.
Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, Chief Commercial Officer of Thaicom, commented: “The deal underlines Thaicom’s long-term commitment to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Satellite enabled telecommunications infrastructure development is essential to the realization of ASEAN's goal of economic integration.”
Kuntima Sarika, Vice President ASEAN Market of Thaicom, added: “We are pleased to support MVI’s development of a pay TV platform in Laos. The commissioning of THAICOM 8 in 2016 has helped further consolidate Thaicom’s video channel neighborhood of high-power satellites at the 78.5 degrees East orbital slot as the point of reference for broadcasting in Southeast Asia.”
“Thaicom and their THAICOM 8 satellite enable us to establish a pay TV platform in Laos to deliver high quality broadcasting services and programming. Thaicom’s premium satellite communications services present MVI the opportunity to expand our business into new media and broadcast service segments of the South East Asian market”, said Chaiyuth Tavipvordech, President, MVI.