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post Jan 13 2021, 12:39 AM

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QUOTE(joshhd @ Jan 12 2021, 09:04 PM)
But if MCO extends again, how does the installation would even made possible?

If technical visits is allowed in CMCO and RMCO regions only, then it means MCO regions wouldn't be able to enjoy the trial programme of Sirius TV then?  hmm.gif
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True....we will start sending the Decoder+antenna to our sub warehouse , where the local installer will collect and install the set at the customers place. Our earliest customer would be Hotels and hospitals. This Jan/Feb period would be Percubaan period. Anyway we intend to open up our encryption system to allow ANY box with antenna pointing towards SES-12 at 95 degEast to receive our broadcast for free for 3 months.
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post Jan 13 2021, 12:42 AM

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QUOTE(Sirius TV @ Jan 13 2021, 12:39 AM)
True....we will start sending the Decoder+antenna to our sub warehouse , where the local installer will collect and install the set at the customers place. Our earliest customer would be Hotels and hospitals. This Jan/Feb period would be Percubaan period. Anyway we intend to open up our encryption system to allow ANY box with antenna pointing towards SES-12 at 95 degEast to receive our broadcast for free for 3 months.
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Eh wait, is this from the official, official Sirius TV for real? shocking.gif
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Anyway we intend to open up our encryption system to allow ANY box with antenna pointing towards SES-12 at 95 degEast to receive our broadcast for free for 3 months.
Mmmmm, I get what you mean laugh.gif
Once it happens, I will share some info and findings here for sure biggrin.gif

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post Jan 13 2021, 12:54 AM

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Sirius TVSince you're here, then I wanna ask...

So which are the national FTA channels to be available on your Sirius TV platform via satellite when it launches for the trial period? Is it still TV1, TV3 and 8TV only? Will it be in HD quality?
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post Jan 13 2021, 02:52 AM

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QUOTE(joshhd @ Jan 13 2021, 12:54 AM)
Sirius TVSince you're here, then I wanna ask...

So which are the national FTA channels to be available on your Sirius TV platform via satellite when it launches for the trial period? Is it still TV1, TV3 and 8TV only? Will it be in HD quality?
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We had confirmation recently from the govt that they have approved the broadcast of RTM 1 , RTM 2 , RTM News and RTM Sport. None of Media Prima's channel will be carried on Sirius TV Station. Our News channel Sirius Media ( English ) and Sirius Utama ( Malay ) are in HD while the rest of the channels are in SD. We have NHK , Outdoor Adventure , Seri , Home Shopping Bazaar , Al Hijrah , CNA , ABC , Smithsonian , Techstorm , Davinci Kids , etc. Paying just RM 299 , you will get the Decoder , Dish , Free Installation and Free Subscription for 12 months without any contract. You need to pay RM 20 per mth after the 12 mth free subscription and still without contract or reconnecting fees. Pay when you want to watch. Then wait for our second phase launch for our Android OTT + S2 box with legal license for apps such as youtube , google etc .
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post Jan 13 2021, 02:54 AM

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QUOTE(Sirius TV @ Jan 13 2021, 02:52 AM)
We had confirmation recently from the govt that they have approved the broadcast of RTM 1 , RTM 2 , RTM News and RTM Sport. None of Media Prima's channel will be carried on Sirius TV Station. Our News channel Sirius Media ( English ) and Sirius Utama ( Malay ) are in HD while the rest of the channels are in SD. We have NHK , Outdoor Adventure , Seri , Home Shopping Bazaar , Al Hijrah , CNA , ABC , Smithsonian , Techstorm , Davinci Kids , etc. Paying just RM 299 , you will get the Decoder , Dish , Free Installation and Free Subscription for 12 months without any contract. You need to pay RM 20 per mth after the 12 mth free subscription and still without contract or reconnecting fees. Pay when you want to watch. Then wait for our second phase launch for our Android OTT + S2 box with legal license for apps such as youtube , google etc .
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We will be adding new channels every two months and will have a maximum of 30 channels by June 21.
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QUOTE(Sirius TV @ Jan 13 2021, 02:54 AM)
We will be adding new channels every two months and will have a maximum of 30 channels by June 21.
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Eventually we are looking forward for the movies channels.....

Indian channels (Example ZEE Network), Taiwan channels (example EBC channels), Indonesian and Malay channels.
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post Jan 13 2021, 01:03 PM

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QUOTE(Sirius TV @ Jan 13 2021, 12:39 AM)
True....we will start sending the Decoder+antenna to our sub warehouse , where the local installer will collect and install the set at the customers place. Our earliest customer would be Hotels and hospitals. This Jan/Feb period would be Percubaan period. Anyway we intend to open up our encryption system to allow ANY box with antenna pointing towards SES-12 at 95 degEast to receive our broadcast for free for 3 months.
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How about the trial participant is still valid? Those that will get free equipment and just paid for the installation cost.

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post Jan 13 2021, 08:16 PM

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QUOTE(Fazrien97 @ Jan 13 2021, 01:03 PM)
How about the trial participant is still valid? Those  that will get free equipment and just paid for the installation cost.
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Yes , the trial participants will be among the first to get their STB and the dish. Thank you for your patience and support. We will revert soon.
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post Jan 14 2021, 12:00 AM

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QUOTE(Sirius TV @ Jan 13 2021, 08:16 PM)
Yes , the trial participants will be among the first to get their STB and the dish. Thank you for your patience and support. We will revert soon.
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Hmmm... Considering that with this ongoing MCO and some would worry that customer or installer might get or already infected without knowing (touchwood), I was wondering would Sirius TV consider this option:

To offer an alternative option to customer to purchase Sirius TV online, and then courier/ship the STB to customer's house, and then let the customer decide whether to self-install everything and self-activate the box, or hire own nearby contractor to settle everything (including installing the dish, do the wiring job, box activation for the customer). Can provide "Quick Start Guide" booklet for customer.

Let's say if the customer (those handy ones) has satellite dish at home (like many of us here has) and can self align the dish and do the cabling all (example like me tongue.gif), then the customer can just self-activate the STB via online or IVR (interactive voice response).
In exchange, because the process doesn't involve workmanship from assigned Sirius TV installers, and just the shipping cost of the STB, I think the price of RM299 can be lower?
The customer shall only have the warranty for the STB, but no warranty for the installation then.
Afterwards, if the customer requires technical assistance on installation, they can contact customer service, and the technician may be able to charge them accordingly.

This is also helpful especially if the customer don't want anyone/technician to come to their house (afraid of the virus), and prefer to do everything by themselves, especially let's say the customer is aware that only the STB is faulty but the satellite dish and wiring all working fine.

Also, Sirius TV can consider open its online store (e.g. Shopee, Lazada) and sell satellite TV equipment to whoever interested to buy, such as Sirius TV box, satellite dish, LNB, RG6 cable, connectors, and so on.
This is also useful if the customer is interested to self install everything, and you guys can take it as a some side income from equipment purchases too. Or even, self collect equipment at service centres biggrin.gif

From Sirius TV's point of view, number of activated boxes and subscribers may increase faster as well hahahaha....
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post Jan 14 2021, 12:46 AM

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QUOTE(joshhd @ Jan 14 2021, 12:00 AM)
Hmmm... Considering that with this ongoing MCO and some would worry that customer or installer might get or already infected without knowing (touchwood), I was wondering would Sirius TV consider this option:

To offer an alternative option to customer to purchase Sirius TV online, and then courier/ship the STB to customer's house, and then let the customer decide whether to self-install everything and self-activate the box, or hire own nearby contractor to settle everything (including installing the dish, do the wiring job, box activation for the customer). Can provide "Quick Start Guide" booklet for customer.

Let's say if the customer (those handy ones) has satellite dish at home (like many of us here has) and can self align the dish and do the cabling all (example like me  tongue.gif), then the customer can just self-activate the STB via online or IVR (interactive voice response).
In exchange, because the process doesn't involve workmanship from assigned Sirius TV installers, and just the shipping cost of the STB, I think the price of RM299 can be lower?
The customer shall only have the warranty for the STB, but no warranty for the installation then.
Afterwards, if the customer requires technical assistance on installation, they can contact customer service, and the technician may be able to charge them accordingly.

This is also helpful especially if the customer don't want anyone/technician to come to their house (afraid of the virus), and prefer to do everything by themselves, especially let's say the customer is aware that only the STB is faulty but the satellite dish and wiring all working fine.

Also, Sirius TV can consider open its online store (e.g. Shopee, Lazada) and sell satellite TV equipment to whoever interested to buy, such as Sirius TV box, satellite dish, LNB, RG6 cable, connectors, and so on.
This is also useful if the customer is interested to self install everything, and you guys can take it as a some side income from equipment purchases too. Or even, self collect equipment at service centres  biggrin.gif

From Sirius TV's point of view, number of activated boxes and subscribers may increase faster as well hahahaha....
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This is good advice. Will try to incorporate some of this to our operations. Thanks Joshhd... smile.gif
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QUOTE(Sirius TV @ Jan 13 2021, 02:52 AM)
We had confirmation recently from the govt that they have approved the broadcast of RTM 1 , RTM 2 , RTM News and RTM Sport. None of Media Prima's channel will be carried on Sirius TV Station. Our News channel Sirius Media ( English ) and Sirius Utama ( Malay ) are in HD while the rest of the channels are in SD. We have NHK , Outdoor Adventure , Seri , Home Shopping Bazaar , Al Hijrah , CNA , ABC , Smithsonian , Techstorm , Davinci Kids , etc. Paying just RM 299 , you will get the Decoder , Dish , Free Installation and Free Subscription for 12 months without any contract. You need to pay RM 20 per mth after the 12 mth free subscription and still without contract or reconnecting fees. Pay when you want to watch. Then wait for our second phase launch for our Android OTT + S2 box with legal license for apps such as youtube , google etc .
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Wanna seek further clarification on this matter... Why none of any Media Prima channels would be carried on Sirius TV platform?

When a Malaysian pay TV provider carries a FTA station onto the platform, which one of the below scenario is correct?

Scenario A: Sirius TV have to pay Media Prima to carry their channels onto Sirius TV platform
- Because it is considered as Sirius TV "acquires" broadcast rights to transmits Media Prima channels onto the platform?
- If Sirius TV wish to transmit Media Prima channels in HD, then Sirius TV would have to pay more money to Media Prima? Or the costs stays the same, doesn't matter if it's in SD or HD?

Scenario B: Media Prima have to pay Sirius TV for carrying its channels onto Sirius TV platform
- Because Media Prima utilises Sirius TV's broadcast transmission facilities to distribute its channels to reach more audience/viewers through the new TV provider in the market, Sirius TV?
- If Media Prima wish to transmit its channels in HD on Sirius TV, then they'll have would have to pay more money to Sirius TV? Or the costs stays the same, doesn't matter if it's in SD or HD?

Which one is correct? rclxub.gif
And how about Awesome TV and TVS channels? Will it be available in the future? Would it be the same scenario as above too?

Pay TV provider would be able to offer its viewers as an alternative destination to watch FTA channels (e.g. Media Prima channels); save subscribers the hassle of toggling between different Pay TVs and digital terrestrial TV.

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post Yesterday, 03:46 PM

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QUOTE(joshhd @ Jan 18 2021, 12:59 AM)
Wanna seek further clarification on this matter... Why none of any Media Prima channels would be carried on Sirius TV platform?

When a Malaysian pay TV provider carries a FTA station onto the platform, which one of the below scenario is correct?

Scenario A: Sirius TV have to pay Media Prima to carry their channels onto Sirius TV platform
- Because it is considered as Sirius TV "acquires" broadcast rights to transmits Media Prima channels onto the platform?
- If Sirius TV wish to transmit Media Prima channels in HD, then Sirius TV would have to pay more money to Media Prima? Or the costs stays the same, doesn't matter if it's in SD or HD?

Scenario B: Media Prima have to pay Sirius TV for carrying its channels onto Sirius TV platform
- Because Media Prima utilises Sirius TV's broadcast transmission facilities to distribute its channels to reach more audience/viewers through the new TV provider in the market, Sirius TV?
- If Media Prima wish to transmit its channels in HD on Sirius TV, then they'll have would have to pay more money to Sirius TV? Or the costs stays the same, doesn't matter if it's in SD or HD?

Which one is correct?  rclxub.gif 
And how about Awesome TV and TVS channels? Will it be available in the future? Would it be the same scenario as above too?

Pay TV provider would be able to offer its viewers as an alternative destination to watch FTA channels (e.g. Media Prima channels); save subscribers the hassle of toggling between different Pay TVs and digital terrestrial TV.
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Actually Josh..both is not correct. Initially , we offered Media Prima our platform FOC but Media Prima wanted Sirius to get Nielsen Rating to review our customer numbers and confirm the numbers before they would allow TV3 or others on our platform. As a new platform , we would not be able to see any numbers as we barely launch our services. Its a chicken or egg situation. We decided that there is no point to work with them and decide to have our own Seri Channel instead. Anyway , we thought that we might be construed as a competitor. As for now , we only work commercially with TV Al-Hijrah as they are willing to work with Sirius on a win-win basis....and they are friendly too. We are still accumulating channels while Measat is managing the HPA problem at our Uplink now.
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QUOTE(Sirius TV @ Jan 18 2021, 03:46 PM)
Actually Josh..both is not correct. Initially , we offered  Media Prima our platform FOC but Media Prima wanted Sirius to get Nielsen Rating to review our customer numbers and confirm the numbers before they would allow TV3 or others on our platform. As a new platform , we would not be able to see any numbers as we barely launch our services. Its a chicken or egg situation. We decided that there is no point to work with them and decide to have our own Seri Channel instead. Anyway , we thought that we might be construed as a competitor. As for now , we only work commercially with TV Al-Hijrah as they are willing to work with Sirius on a win-win basis....and they are friendly too. We are still accumulating channels while Measat is managing the HPA problem at our Uplink now.
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As for other channels , we are charging channel lease at RM 500K for Year 1 , RM 500K for Year 2 and RM 2.0 Mil for year 3. We are targeting 500,000 Customer each year which is translated into 7% Household penetration. That is the point when the advertising money will start to kick in. We didnt buy as much STB because we wanted to make our Android OTT+S2 Box our main box using Amlogic S905X4 chipset with legal Apps and AV1 Codec.


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QUOTE(Sirius TV @ Jan 18 2021, 03:54 PM)
As for other channels , we are charging channel lease at RM 500K for Year 1 , RM 500K for Year 2 and RM 2.0 Mil for year 3. We are targeting 500,000 Customer each year which is translated into 7% Household penetration. That is the point when the advertising money will start to kick in. We didnt buy as much STB because we wanted to make our Android OTT+S2 Box our main box using Amlogic S905X4 chipset with legal Apps and AV1 Codec.
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That's a good specs for the box & it's future proof..

When you mention 'legal apps', does that means SiriusTV STB will be using Android TV Operator Tier solutions or will it be AOSP with own customized OS?

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QUOTE(Sirius TV @ Jan 18 2021, 03:46 PM)
Actually Josh..both is not correct. Initially , we offered  Media Prima our platform FOC but Media Prima wanted Sirius to get Nielsen Rating to review our customer numbers and confirm the numbers before they would allow TV3 or others on our platform. As a new platform , we would not be able to see any numbers as we barely launch our services. Its a chicken or egg situation. We decided that there is no point to work with them and decide to have our own Seri Channel instead. Anyway , we thought that we might be construed as a competitor. As for now , we only work commercially with TV Al-Hijrah as they are willing to work with Sirius on a win-win basis....and they are friendly too. We are still accumulating channels while Measat is managing the HPA problem at our Uplink now.
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Opps... notworthy.gif Seems like for private TV stations, indeed they are more concern in the platform's potential viewer reach, more than anything else? Anyway, their channels nowadays are just shopping non-stop almost whole day whistling.gif
QUOTE(Sirius TV @ Jan 18 2021, 03:54 PM)
As for other channels , we are charging channel lease at RM 500K for Year 1 , RM 500K for Year 2 and RM 2.0 Mil for year 3. We are targeting 500,000 Customer each year which is translated into 7% Household penetration. That is the point when the advertising money will start to kick in. We didnt buy as much STB because we wanted to make our Android OTT+S2 Box our main box using Amlogic S905X4 chipset with legal Apps and AV1 Codec.
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So in the case of RTM channels, you previously mentioned that TV1, TV2, RTM Sports and Saluran Berita RTM would be available on Sirius TV platform (I assume RTM TV Okey channel wouldn't be available...), so I assume you guys at Sirius TV were initially offer them FOC too? ohmy.gif

You meant by "as for other channels" is where other local FTA stations that wants its channels to be distributed through Sirius TV platform, including Al Hijrah (and maybe future potential ones like Awesome TV and TVS), they have to pay channel leasing fees to Sirius TV of the approx amount of "RM 500K for Year 1 , RM 500K for Year 2 and RM 2.0 Mil for year 3" in general, is that correct?
That price is for HD quality or SD quality? Or it doesn't matter? hmm.gif
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We didnt buy as much STB because we wanted to make our Android OTT+S2 Box our main box using Amlogic S905X4 chipset with legal Apps and AV1 Codec.
Talking about the technicalities, would Sirius TV consider using AV1 video codec for its linear for TV broadcasts instead of HEVC video codec, since it saves almost 50% bandwidth over HEVC? Or AV1 isn't possible for linear TV broadcasts yet, or how?
How Sirius TV plans to utilises AV1 video codec onto its services then? For future VOD streaming? hmm.gif

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Opps...  notworthy.gif Seems like for private TV stations, indeed they are more concern in the platform's potential viewer reach, more than anything else? Anyway, their channels nowadays are just shopping non-stop almost whole day whistling.gif
So in the case of RTM channels, you previously mentioned that TV1, TV2, RTM Sports and Saluran Berita RTM would be available on Sirius TV platform (I assume RTM TV Okey channel wouldn't be available...), so I assume you guys at Sirius TV were initially offer them FOC too?  ohmy.gif

You meant by "as for other channels" is where other local FTA stations that wants its channels to be distributed through Sirius TV platform, including Al Hijrah (and maybe future potential ones like Awesome TV and TVS), they have to pay channel leasing fees to Sirius TV of the approx amount of "RM 500K for Year 1 , RM 500K for Year 2 and RM 2.0 Mil for year 3" in
general
, is that correct?
That price is for HD quality or SD quality? Or it doesn't matter? hmm.gif
Talking about the technicalities, would Sirius TV consider using AV1 video codec for its linear for TV broadcasts instead of HEVC video codec, since it saves almost 50% bandwidth over HEVC? Or AV1 isn't possible for linear TV broadcasts yet, or how?
How Sirius TV plans to utilises AV1 video codec onto its services then? For future VOD streaming? hmm.gif
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The offered channel leasing price is for SD channel. We are not charging Al-Hijrah as our partnership are on no cost to each other basis.

Sirius platform is on H 264/265 HEVC . Google has determined that from 31st March 21 ..only those with AV1 Codec will get to use their apps. Thats why our Android Box OTT+S2 will be a little bit expensive as the chipset Amlogic S905X4 is not cheap and we still need to add our ABV encryption system.

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QUOTE(Sirius TV @ Jan 18 2021, 06:24 PM)
The offered channel leasing price is for SD channel. We are not charging Al-Hijrah as our partnership are on no cost to each other basis.

Sirius platform is on H 264/265 HEVC . Google has determined that from 31st March 21 ..only those with AV1 Codec will get to use their apps. Thats why our Android Box OTT+S2 will be a little bit expensive as the chipset Amlogic S905X4 is not cheap and we still need to add our ABV encryption system.
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You mean both H.264 and H.265 HEVC?
Why not 100% HEVC only on all SD and HD channels, since HEVC uses almost 50% lesser bandwidth compared to H.264?
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QUOTE(joshhd @ Jan 18 2021, 10:35 PM)
You mean both H.264 and H.265 HEVC?
Why not 100% HEVC only on all SD and HD channels, since HEVC uses almost 50% lesser bandwidth compared to H.264?
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At the moment , it does not matter on bandwidth saving as we have more than sufficient capacity on the 1 transponder at 54 Mhz providing only 12-13 SD channels and 1 HD Channel when we launch. Certain IRD Box provided by the Channel owner are H.264 in spec , thus the reason why we need both H264 and H265.

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