MNC Vision

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MNC Vision
TypeSatellite television
Country
AvailabilityNational
MottoSatu Juta Banyak Aksi
(One Million Many Action)
Bukan yang lain
(Nothing Else)
Top Banget!
(Very Top!)
Bioskop Masuk Rumah
(Movies into every home)
OwnerPT MNC Skyvision Tbk
Launch date
8 August 1988; 31 years ago (8 August 1988) (as MNC Skyvision)
January 1994; 25 years ago (January 1994) (as Indovision)[1]
12 December 2017; 23 months ago (2017-12-12) (as MNC Vision)
GroupGlobal Mediacom
Official website
www.mncvision.id

MNC Vision (formerly known as Indovision) is an Indonesian subscription-based direct broadcast satellite (DBS) or direct-to-home satellite television and radio service initially in Indonesia. MNC Vision is currently owned by PT MNC Skyvision Tbk (IDXMSKY).

History[edit]

MNC Vision began operations in January 1994 as Indovision.[1]

Indovision started its service with five-channel C-Band Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) analog service. Using Palapa C-2 satellite for its transponder and broadcasting system, the C-Band DBS service features programming from international suppliers, such as HBO Asia, Star TV, Discovery, as well as local programming. Following in 1997, IndoStar-1 which also known as Cakrawarta-1 was launched as the world's first commercial communications satellite to use S-band frequencies for broadcast (pioneered by van der Heyden), which efficiently penetrate the atmosphere and provide high-quality transmissions to small-diameter 80 cm antennas in regions that experience heavy rainfall such as Indonesia. Similar performance is not economically feasible with comparable Ku- or C-band DTH satellite systems since more power is required in these bands to penetrate the moist atmosphere.

This satellite uses S-Band frequency, which are less vulnerable to atmospheric interference than C-Band frequency, and are well suited to the tropical climate such as Indonesia. Cakrawarta-1 is managed and operated by PT Media Citra Indostar (MCI), a subsidiary of PT Indosat Tbk which was established on 22 July 1991.[1]

The S-Band DBS service substantially has increased programming line-up and has expanded the company's subscriber base using smaller and less expensive satellite dishes with only 80 cm in diameter. Then, by the end of 1997, the company anticipated terminating its analog service and encouraged its subscribers to switch to its new digital DBS service.[1]

In 2008, a slimmed-down suite of channels was marketed separately by Indovision as "Top TV". It was discontinued at the end of 2017 in the rebranding to MNC Vision.[2]

In May 2009, Indovision launched a new satellite named Indostar-2/Cakrawarata-2/ProtoSar-2. It was later renamed to SES-7 in May 2010.[3][4][5]

Currently, MNC Vision has 5 channels in high-definition, including HBO HD, Fox Movies Premium HD, National Geographic Channel HD, Disney XD HD, & Fox Sports 3 HD.

On 12 December 2017, Indovision was rebranded as MNC Vision.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Indovision: About". Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  2. ^ "TV Berlangganan MNC Vision (Indovision, Okevision & TopTV)". Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  3. ^ "The Indostar-2 Satellite". Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  4. ^ "The Indostar-2 Satellite at Lyngsat". Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  5. ^ "The Indostar-2 Satellite at Boeing Website". Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2011-02-26.

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