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April 28th, 2016

Thaicom Signs Global Distribution Deal With Somaliland National Television... Deliver To Over Four Continents

A multi-year contract will enable Thaicom to provide lots of TV programs in both SD and HD formats to Somaliland National Television.                 

Thaicom Public Company Limited announces that it entered into a multi-year agreement with Somaliland National Television (SLNTV), Somaliland’s national broadcaster.  Thaicom currently broadcasts 15 TV channels in East Africa on its broadcast platform at 78.5 degrees east.

Under the terms of the agreement, Thaicom will provide SLNTV with C-band capacity on the THAICOM 5 satellite and a complete end-to-end solution which includes the design, installation and commissioning of the uplink facility.  Turnaround service for global distribution of SLNTV’s programming is facilitated on Thaicom’s Multi Channels Per Carrier (MCPC) transmission platform.

H.E. Osman Abdillahi Sahardeed, Minister, Ministry of Information, Culture and National Guidance, Somaliland, said, “Thaicom is an ideal partner for SLNTV to expand our viewer base and our markets.  We are pleased with Thaicom’s customer centric approach and end-to-end service delivery capability.  The agreement will enable SLNTV to broadcast our network programming fare—which is comprised of entertainment, news and sports—to a worldwide audience.”

“Thaicom is pleased that SLNTV has chosen our global platform for the worldwide delivery of their programming bouquet, enabling the network to reach viewers in every corner of the world”, said Paiboon Panuwattanawong, CEO, Thaicom.  “The Africa market is important to us and this agreement offers the coverage, flexibility and reliability that SLNTV needs as they expand their service offering on a global scale.” 

Global beam coverage on THAICOM 5 spans over four continents, providing services to viewers in Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa.  Thaicom satellites currently are boarding nearly 800 TV channels—both in Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) formats.