- Satellite Evolution Group
TAP Digital Media Ventures Corporation and ABS sign agreement on ABS-2 capacity over Philippines
ABS, a global satellite operator and TAP Digital Media Ventures Corporation (TAPDMV) announced that they have signed a multi-channel, multi-year term contract on ABS-2. The distribution capacity agreement is on the ABS-2 East Hemi beam to deliver TAPDMV channels across the Philippines and other communities.
Under this long-term contract, TAPDMV will leverage the ABS-2 premier video neighbourhood at 75°East to broadcast its four HD channels: TAP Action Flix, Tap Sports, Tap Movies, Premier Sports and two SD channels: Tap TV and Tap Edge. TAPDMV is a multi-platform media company offering TV and digital over the top media services. It owns a portfolio of eight TV channels and programming rights with many international broadcasters.
“ABS operates one of Asia’s most popular video neighborhoods at 75°E connecting broadcasters and media providers to grow their audience and extend to new markets. We are excited to broadcast TAPDMV’s major channels to the Philippines enabling them to grow their business by providing viewers with high-quality programming and compelling entertainment services,” said Jennifer Blasko, ABS EVP of Sales and Marketing. “TAPDMV expansion in the linear broadcast market shows the resiliency of satellite distribution in the Philippines where the majority of subscribers are still viewing their favorite channels through their DTH and cable subscriptions.”
“TAPDMV has placed its full confidence in the satellite distribution capabilities of ABS-2 to deliver the live linear feeds of the company’s premium sports properties which include UFC, Formula One, EPL, WTA Tour, NFL, as well as our entertainment channels bundle, to our cable and DTH affiliates nationwide” said Celinda De Guia, President and CEO of TAP Digital Media Ventures Corporation.