For subscribers to receive Cignal broadcasts, they must acquire upon subscription the satellitedish 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. Cignal uses VideoGuard encryption system to protect its content from signal piracy. Cignal TV is utilizing the SES-7 satellite to provide optimal coverage directly to the target markets.
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.
As of September 2015, Cignal Digital TV reached the 1,000,000 subscribers base target.