Click TV suspends satellite TV business


PNG Click TV has suspended its satellite television business and is concentrating its effort into the delivery of content via internet protocol, the company says.
Managing director Richard Broadbridge said the country’s rural direct-to-home (DTH) customers would be affected.
He said while the merger and partnership discussions were underway to expand and accommodate rural DTH customers in the future, there was an alternate solution.
“With the eventual arrival of cheaper and faster internet, there is a need to restructure business models that enable the provision of content via IPTV (internet protocol television services) and mobile delivery,” Broadbridge said.
Click’s internet service provider, Lightspeed Ltd, had a residential and commercial customer base which had content and internet offerings.
Lightspeed is a primary internet provider to many commercial properties in Port Moresby and has started to grow a very small aperture terminal customer base using iDirect throughout the country.
Click TV’s product shift only means a change in direction from being a satellite provider to being a content provider to all, and is able to be used on any platform to deliver to the final customer.