January 14, 2019 – Thaicom Public Company Limited announced that True Visions Group Co., Ltd. one of Asia’s leading pay TV providers, signed a long-term transponder capacity contract for continuing its pay TV service to audiences in Thailand. The company has retained several Ku-band transponders on the new Thaicom-8 satellite which delivers pay TV services to audiences in Thailand and across Asia including premier sports and entertainment events. TrueVisions will start using the service on the Thaicom-8 satellite from 2019 onwards. The transfer of subscribers from Thaicom-5 to Thaicom-8 is necessary as Thaicom-5 does not serve TrueVision’s long-term requirements. The capacity agreement with TrueVisions is focused on the reliable delivery of one of the best entertainment and sports television platforms in Southeast Asia at the 78.5 degrees East orbital position. The new Thaicom-8 satellite represents a total solution for broadcast and data clients in Asia with excellent Ku-band coverage. It supports the high demand for capacity of the broadcasting industry as it transitions from standard definition to high-definition and ultra-high definition.