Satellite network services provider KT Sat has signed a transponder lease agreement with Mongolian satellite TV operator DDish TV, The Korea Times reports. Under the terms of the contract, KT's satellite-based network service affiliate will lease four transponders to offer DTH services for DDish TV starting next year.
KT Sat said the contract with DDish TV will not expire until the end of the satellites' 17-year lifespan. DDish TV will start using KT Sat's KoreaSat-5A satellites from 2017. The operator is expected to offer more than 90 HD channels. DDish TV has around 320,000 subscribers across Mongolia.
KT Sat plans to launch the KoreaSat-5G and KoreaSat-7 satellites at end-2016, and expand its coverage to the Philippines, Indonesia and Pakistan.