IPMTV Expands and Extends Capacity Deal on SES 8 Satellite

HDTV Thailand SES 8

IPMTV CEO Manop Tokarnka. Photo: SES

[Via Satellite 12-20-13] Thailand’s IPMTV has decided to lease additional capacity and extend its current capacity contract beyond 10 years on SES’ recently launched SES 8 satellite. The broadcaster will also migrate from SES’ NSS 6 satellite to the SES 8, which was successfully launched by SpaceX from Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Dec. 3, 2013. SES 8 will be co-located with NSS 6 at the prime orbital location of 95 degrees east.

“Our customers are demanding more local content and the capacity on SES 8 will enable us to bring them a variety of news and entertainment programs to meet their needs,” said Manop Tokarnka, CEO, IPMTV.

The deal allows IPMTV to continue to expand its reach of four million TV households in Thailand. The company currently broadcasts more than 150 local channels to its subscribers, with 21 channels in HD.

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