Lao Sat-1 to transmit Thailand’s Lamkhong TV channel | Satellite | News | Rapid TV News
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Thailand’s Kanboon Sompraingarm is set to broadcast its Lamkhong TV channel through the Lao Sat-1 satellite, after reaching a year-long agreement with operator Lao Asia Pacific Satellite Company.

Lao Sat 1 JC ServicesThe companies will also cooperate in the distribution of their satellite receivers, which will facilitate direct-to-home (DTH) satellite broadcasting where 60 TV channels, including six Lao channels, are already hosted, according to The Nation.

Lao Sat-1, which was launched in 2015, began commercial services in March 2016. Companies from Indonesia, Thailand and China have all arranged to lease transponder space on the satellite. It is run as a joint venture between the Laos Government (with a 45% stake) and Chinese developers APMT (35%), SSTC (15%) and APST (5%).

The aim of the satellite is to help boost the economy of Laos through the provision of Internet and TV services, especially in the country’s remote mountainous areas.

Lao Asia Pacific Satellite also recently sealed a deal with AEK Group to provide Laosat HD satellite receivers in Laos.