[SatBroadcasting(tm)] SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), has announced the Philippine's DTH operator GSAT has contracted an additional transponder on the NSS-11 satellite.
GSAT will use the additional transmission capacity to add more channels to its DTH (Direct-to-Home) line-up and to introduce HDTV (High Definition Television) services in the Philippines. GSAT belongs to GBMI (Global Broadcasting and Multimedia Inc.), an Asia-based multinational corporation run by international professional management groups that is notably engaged in satellite wireless transmissions, Internet and data applications, as well as head end in the sky services for cable operators. The company launched its GSAT DTH service in 2008 on SES WORLD SKIES' high-power NSS-11 Ku-band satellite. GBMI's GSAT DTH service currently offers a comprehensive mix of 32 international programs including English, Mandarin, Korean, Tagalog, Japanese and Spanish channels geared to cater to a wide range of viewers.