Thaicom and CANAL+ sign capacity agreement in Myanmar


Thaicom Public Company Limited today announced the signature of a multi-year 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.”

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