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|Founded||February 1, 2009|
|Jane Basas (President)|
Oscar Reyes, Jr. (COO)
|Owner||Cignal TV Inc. (a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings)|
Cignal (pronounced as signal) is a subscription-based Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite television service and Internet Protocol television provider in the Philippines. Cignal is owned by Cignal TV Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the MediaQuest Holdings Inc. under the PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund.
For subscribers to receive Cignal broadcasts, they may either have it through satellite broadcast or through the internet. Its IPTV service is availed through PLDT in which the digital set-top box is connected with the optical network terminal through a ethernet cable. Cignal’s prepaid electronic loading system, is powered by the prepaid loading platform of Smart Communications, Inc. Cignal uses VideoGuard encryption system to protect its content from signal piracy. Cignal TV is using the SES-7 satellite to provide optimal coverage directly to the target markets.
Cignal offers both Prepaid and Postpaid plans as low as ₱120 and high as ₱1990 per month.
They transmit 89 SD channels, 32 HD channels, and 12 audio channels. They offer Pay-per-view services as well as streaming services.
Cignal uses the DVB-S2 digital television broadcast standard to accommodate both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) TV broadcasts.
As of June 2018, Cignal reached the 2,000,000 subscribers mark.
Cignal operates a premium movie channel named Cignal 24/7 Pinoy Pay-Per-View. Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers can watch movies at ₱30 on channel 196.
- 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
- Cignal uses Smart's loading technology: http://www.mb.com.ph/issues/2009/02/05/INFO20090205147103.html. Retrieved February 24, 2009. Missing or empty
- 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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