Philippines TAPDMV launches four additional channels on ABS-2

Filipino media company TAP Digital Media Ventures Corporation (TAPDMV) has extended its satellite broadcast partnership with Permira majority-owned satellite operator ABS by adding four further channels on the ABS-2 satellite at 75° East.

The four SD channels will be on the MCPC media platform on the ABS-2 C-band East Hemi beam offering distribution for national TV networks and primary cable services.

The channels are: Premier Sports 2, home to PGA Tour golf and WTA Tour tennis; Premier Football, offering Germany’s Bundisliga and UEFA competitions; EdgeSport, a destination for action sports; and Comic U, focused on sci-fi, fantasy and supernatural genres.

TAPDMV owns and operates a number of pay TV channels in the Filipino market, along with an OTT streaming service, Tap Go.

Vincent Lim, MD of Asia Sales said, “ABS is proud to support TAPDMV’s growth in the Philippines and beyond. Our 3 year old partnership with TAPDMV has grown from initially downlinking sporting events to broadcasting 10 channels today in the Philippines using the superior coverage of the C-band East Hemi beam.  We appreciate the trust that TAPDMV has placed in ABS and look forward to building our collaboration further to serve wider audiences with richer video solutions.”

Gonzalo de Guia, Chief Technology Officer of TapDMV, said: “TapDMV is pleased that we can once again rely on ABS to service the satellite distribution requirements of our 4 additional channels to our cable affiliates.  They continue to be a reliable partner in the expansion of our Pay Television endeavors in the Philippines.”

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