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Pacific Century Matrix looking to penetrate Indian market

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Hong Kong-based satellite broadband service provider Pacific Century Matrix (PCM) is looking at forging alliances through one or more partners to offer its product in the country.

At the Workshop on DVB and Internet Protocol which took place in Delhi, PCM's India head Sandeep Bhargava told indiantelevision.com today that it was looking at increasing its customer-base in India.

Bhargava disclosed that the current list of customers of the company includes Internet Service Providers and even some broadcasters. He however added: "But I cannot tell you the names now as it is a competitive business and we are in the process of establishing a full-fledged operation in India."

Senior V-P business development of PCM Patrick Yeung said that it would be more advantageous for the company to develop business relationships in markets like India rather than operate out of the headquarters based in Hong Kong. 

PCM's suite of innovative satellite solutions is designed to meet the most demanding of communications requirements. With access to over 110 million connected households, PCM claims to provide direct access into the homes of some 400 million viewers and users.

The video broadcasting services include:

1. Turnaround of foreign TV programmes from international regions to Asia pacific in analog and digital format.

2. Broadcasting on satellites to high-demand neighbourhoods.

3. One-off services as well as occasional use for special events and satellite news gathering.

The company founded in 1999, is a joint venture between Richard Li-promoted Pacific Century Group and European Aeronautics Defence & Space Company (EADS). The joint venture is a facility-based telecommunications services operator offering DVB/IP broadcasting services for TV broadcasters, a range of one-way and interactive broadband data delivery and network management end-to-end solutions for multimedia business, content and service providers.

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