Cignal

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Cignal
IndustrySatellite television
FoundedFebruary 1, 2009; 10 years ago (2009-02-01)
Area served
Philippines
Key people
Jane Basas (President)
Oscar Reyes, Jr. (COO)
OwnerCignal TV Inc. (a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings)
ParentPLDT
Websitecignal.tv

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]


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.[4]

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 Digital TV 2009 to 2013 logo

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References[edit]

  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. Retrieved February 24, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  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
  4. ^ https://cignal.tv/article/72/about-us