Star boosts distribution in Vietnam

MUMBAI: Star has signed distribution deals with two new platforms in Vietnam. Effective immediately, Star Movies, Star World and Channel [V] International will be available on Vietnam’s first and only IPTV platform, iTV. Also with immediate effect, Star Movies will launch on DTH platform, VTC.

The channels are currently offered on the basic tier of both platforms.

"We’re excited to further expand our services in Vietnam. Vietnamese audiences have so far given a fantastic reception to our channels, and I am confident that customers of both iTV and VTC will enjoy the blockbuster films, TV series, music and lifestyle programs these channels have to offer," said Star senior vice president, distribution and marketing Gautam Kiyawat.

Star currently distributes eight channels (Star Movies, Star World, Channel [V] International, Star Plus, Phoenix Chinese Channel, Phoenix Infonews, Star Sports and ESPN) in Vietnam through deals with four cable operators including VCTV, Nacencomm, SCTV and HTV Choice Centre.