GMM Z

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GMM Z Company Limited
Native name
บริษัท จีเอ็มเอ็มแซต จำกัด
Formerly
1-Sky
Subsidiary
IndustrySatellite television, Set-top box
Founded1 April 2012; 7 years ago (2012-04-01)
HeadquartersGMM Grammy Tower,
Bangkok
,
Thailand
Area served
Thailand
ProductsSet-top box
BrandsGMM Z
OwnerGMM Grammy
Websitewww.gmmz.tv

GMM Z is a Thai set-top box distributor and former satellite television operator owned by GMM Grammy.

Launched on 1 November 2011 as 1-Sky, It was operating as a KU band and C band set-top box distributor and Pay TV operator. It changed its name to GMM Z after receiving a notification from British Pay TV operator, BSkyB for the trademark conflict.

GMM Z is a subsidiary of GMM Grammy, a media-giant in Thailand. It was also has GMM B Company Limited, a subsidiary who operated Z PAY TV, a pay TV platform for GMM Z set-top boxes before sold it to CTH.

History[edit]

1-Sky[edit]

GMM 1-Sky launched on 1 November 2011 as a set-top box distributor and Pay TV operator. It was offering entertainment and sport channels such as Eurosport, MUTV and Nick Jr. [1][2]

GMM Z[edit]

In early 2012, 1-Sky has rebranded to GMM Z after received a notification from British Sky Broadcasting that 1-Sky was violating its trademark.

GMM Z has officially launched on 1 March 2012. It was offering with its flagship sport content "UEFA Euro 2012" with other sport content such as German Bundesliga, J-League 1 and French Ligue 1. [3]

In early 2013, GMM Z acquired a deal with Fox International Channel to broadcast FIC's channels on its platform. [4]

In August 2013, GMM Z launched new Z PAY TV packages separated into three packages including FIC's channels and its self-produced channels via the new Thaicom 6 satellite.

On 5 February 2014, GMM Z formed a content partnership with another pay TV operator, CTH, to launch a new package called "CTHZ Premier League+ HD" which included CTH Stadium channels who was airing Premier League.[5]

In July 2014, GMM B, the operator of Z PAY TV and its content was acquired by CTH in exchange of CTH's 10% stake. [6]

In January 2016, GMM B as a CTH subsidiary announced it will shut down Z PAY TV packages on GMM Z set-top boxes effecting 100,000 subscribers without informing to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission.[7]

GMM Z is now a producer and distributor for set-top boxes airing free-to-air and its own satellite television channels.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thailand, Nation Multimedia Group Public Company Limited, Nationmultimedia.com,. "GMM, 1-Sky tie-up looks to energise satellite tv - The Nation". Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Nick Jr. launches in Thailand".
  3. ^ Thailand, Nation Multimedia Group Public Company Limited, Nationmultimedia.com,. "GMM Grammy has sky-high hopes for newly renamed unit - The Nation". Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Fox International Channels Inks Deal with Thailand's GMM Grammy". Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  5. ^ "GMM Z, CTH team up to offer CTHZ Premier League + HD". grammy.listedcompany.com. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  6. ^ "CTH and GMM Grammy officially announced business partnership to a pay-tv service" (PDF). Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  7. ^ Thailand, Nation Multimedia Group Public Company Limited, Nationmultimedia.com,. "CTH spells out customer compensation over shutdown of Z Pay-TV - The Nation". Retrieved 1 September 2016.

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