Thaicom to launch cloud-based satellite TV broadcast distribution platform with AWS

Leading Asian satellite operator Thaicom has announced a new partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build a cloud-based satellite TV broadcast platform.

Once deployed, the solution will be Thaicom’s first cloud-based satellite TV broadcast distribution platform for Asia Pacific, and will consist of cloud services providing software-defined encoding, transcoding, and statistical multiplexing capabilities leveraging AWS Elemental media services.

Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, Thaicom CEO, said: “This agreement marks the beginning of a successful, long-term collaboration between Thaicom and AWS. I am confident that advancing our satellite TV broadcast platform using the world’s leading cloud will deliver innovative broadcast solutions and provide our customers with end-to-end solutions built on AWS. Beyond the satellite business, Thaicom sees opportunities in driving the emerging space sector with cloud. AWS helps us develop an earth observation data analytics platform and bring innovations to strengthen our position as a leader in satellite and space technology in the digital era.”

Clint Crosier, director of Aerospace and Satellite Solutions, AWS said: “Leading satellite communications providers like Thaicom are digitally transforming their operations by using AWS to deliver better customer experiences and simplify service deployments. The collaboration between Thaicom and AWS will help accelerate private and public sector innovation using AWS’s advanced cloud capabilities like data analytics, and help Thaicom grow into new markets to further support their space and satellite customers.”

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