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Cignal Digital TV

Cignal Digital TV
Type Satellite television
Country Philippines
Founded February 2009
Slogan 100% Digital. 100% Clear.
Changing The Way You View
Owner MediaScape (a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings, Inc.)
Official website
www.cignal.tv

Cignal Digital TV is a subscription-based Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite television service provider in the Philippines. Cignal is owned by MediaScape, a wholly owned subsidiary of the MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. under the PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund.[1]

For subscribers to receive Cignal broadcasts, they must acquire upon subscription the satellite dish antenna, remote control, and the set top box (Integrated Receiver-Decoder). Cignal’s prepaid electronic loading system, is powered by the prepaid loading platform of Smart Communications, Inc.[2] Cignal uses VideoGuard encryption system to protect its content from signal piracy. MediaScape is utilizing the SES-7 satellite of SES to provide optimal coverage directly to the target markets.[3]

Cignal Digital TV uses the DVB-S2 digital television broadcast standard to accommodate both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) TV broadcasts, as well as interactive services offered on their satellite TV service.

References

  1. ^ Cignal ownership: http://businessmirror.com.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5503:mediaquest-moves-direct-satellite-service-offer-deadline&catid=24:companies&Itemid=59
  2. ^ Cignal uses Smart's loading technology: http://www.mb.com.ph/issues/2009/02/05/INFO20090205147103.html
  3. ^ Cignal uses NSS-11 satellite, not Agila 2: http://businessmirror.com.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5503:mediaquest-moves-direct-satellite-service-offer-deadline&catid=24:companies&Itemid=59
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