Satellite Channel selects Latens Cas solution for DTH in Nepal

NEW DELHI: Satellite Channel Nepal, a pay-TV provider in the South Asia region, has chosen Latens software Cas for its direct-to-home (DTH) system in Nepal.

Satellite Channel was awarded a DTH operating licence at the start of the year and will launch with a minimum of 80 national and international HD/SD channels. It targets to have a subscriber base of 300,000-400,000 within the first three years of operations.
Satellite Channel has chosen the Latens and Media Nucleus solutions, which comprise Latens DTH software Cas, and will operate on set-top boxes initially from Arion, providing it with a highly flexible and secure DTH delivery system.

"Latens‘ Cas was the most attractive solution for our requirements as it offers a high level of protection and security," said Satellite Channel CEO Rameh Paudiyal. "Of all the offerings that were considered, Latens was selected to provide a secure, quality, cost-effective DTH service to the businesses and homes of Nepal."
Satellite Channel said the launch of the first DTH platform in Nepal using the latest and most advanced digital technology available would be a step towards changing TV experience for consumers in the region and dramatically reduce the government incurred losses through the illegal import of DTH services.

"This deployment is the latest in the growing number of Asian Telcos selecting Latens CA solutions and is further evidence of our high reputation for dependability and ease of operation and deployment," said Latens Asia regional director Rahul Nehra.

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