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Thaicom to set up a TV Platform in Laos

Thaicom Public Company Limited recently announced it has signed a transponder leasing agreement with MV International Company Limited (MVI), a 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 realisation 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 neighbourhood of high-power satellites at the 78.5° East orbital slot as the point of reference for broadcasting in Southeast Asia.(C+T Mag)