Orcus to dish out international ethnic channels

Indian, Chinese and French TV channels will be transmitted in New Zealand by an Auckland technology company aiming to cash in on the viewing habits of an increasingly diverse population.

Orcus has bought a previously disused satellite dish in Parnell, capable of carrying 120 channels, to broadcast international TV via the NSS 5 satellite, said business adviser Pavitra Roy.

It had signed exclusive redistribution contracts with four overseas channels, said Roy, and aimed to have its service running by next month.

Viewers will need a satellite dish and decoder to receive the signal and it was possible some channels would be a mix of pay-TV and free-to-air, said Roy.

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Posted: Fri 22 Sep 2006

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