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About Us - Dream Satellite TV

Key Facts

Country: Philippines 
Availability: National 
Slogan: Reaching You, Touching You 
Owner: Philippine Multi-Media System, Inc. 
Launch date: 2001
Website: www.dream.com.ph | www.dreamsatellite.com
Signal Coverage: Philippines, China
Satellite: KoreaSat5 @ 113'E 
Channels: 38 TV + 10 Radio

Milestones

2013.05
New website launched.
2011.09
10 years of professional services in Shanghai, China!
2010.06
Free dish antenna migration to 113E Koreasat 5 for all Dream subscribers. One year's hard work!
2009.06-2009.07
NagraVision3 coding system upgraded, successfully beated the piracies in China market. 
2008.06
Supported Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing as reginal broacasting technical support partner.
2005.03
Zhangjiang office eastablished to organise basic technical tuning,testing & repair works.
2003.06
First one hundred systems installed.
2003.04
DreamSatellite.com domain name registered.
2003.02
Subscription renewal ( reloading ) can be done in Shanghai directly.
2003.01
Ricognised by Dream in Philippines as an official after sales service center in Shanghai.
2001.11
Website built to share reception experiences of Dream Satellite TV at 146E. Dream subscribers began to call for services.
2001.09.
Dish installation services available to satellite tv enthusiastic fans of Shanghai

Dream Satellite TV is the first all-digital Direct-To-Home (DTH) television broadcasting service via satellite in the Philippines.

Broadcasting from the DREAM Broadcast Center located at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga, channel content is received from program providers, compressed and broadcasted via Mabuhay Satellite Aguila II in DVB and NTSC color format exclusively to DREAM subscribers.

Because of the DTH technology, there is no location too remote for DREAM. Beyond cable areas and even on Philippine coastal waters, you can enjoy DREAM Satellite TV services, REACHING YOU.. TOUCHING YOU!

To receive Dream's Broadcasting signals, subscribers must acquire a 60cm Satellite Dish Antenna, a Integrated Receiver-Decoder (IRD) and a DREAM Conditional Access Card (Smart Card). To provide security and protection, the satellite signals of Dream shall be encrypted using a Conditional Access System. Thus, exclusive use of Dream programs and services will only be available to Dream subscribers.

Status of competition and controversy

Dream Satellite TV filed a complaint with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) against Global Broadcasting and Multimedia, Inc. (G Sat) for offering A DTH service in the Philippines without a franchise and a license from Philippine authorities, namely the Philippine Congress for a broadcast franchise and the NTC for a Certificate of Public Convenience .Aside from Dream, the Lopez group SkyCable also filed a similar complaint against GBMI. It argued that GBMI's illegal entry into the industry will result in the unnecessary duplication of an existing service that existing cable TV and DTH-TV service providers already adequately provide.

Historical highlights

In April 1997, Dream was incorporated to the Philippine Multi-Media System, Inc. (PMSI). On February 6, 1998, the Philippine Congress passed into law Republic Act No. 8630 which granted PMSI a franchise to construct, install, maintain and operate for commercial purposes and in the public interest, television and radio broadcasting in the Philippines. The franchise term is 25 years. On February 1, 2000,

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) granted a provisional authority to engage in Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite services. On February 7, 2001, the PMSI inaugurates its Dream Broadcasting Center at Clark Development Center, and on April 22, 2001, the commercial launch of Dream Broadcasting System, the first DTH system in the Philippines, took place.

PMSI - PHILIPPINE MULTI-MEDIA SYSTEM, INC.

Philippine Multi-Media Systems, Inc. provides digital direct-to-home television broadcasting service through satellite in Philippines. Its service features digit all-world ViStar, electronic program guide, parental lock, events timer, purchased events list, games, pay-per-view, and audio channels. Philippine Multi-Media Systems was founded in 1997 and is based in Makati City, Philippines. The company has additional offices in Pampanga, Laguna, Mandaue City, and Davao City in Philippines.

Philippines Multimedia Systems Inc, a unit of Philippine Long Distance Company. Business Type: Information and Communications Technology.

Address: Unit 2405 Discovery Center, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Contact No: (632) 637-3902 Fax No: (632) 638-3060 Email: inquiry@dream.com.ph
Website: www.dream.com.ph

April 1997 Incorporation of Philippine Multi-Media System, Inc. (PMSI) February 6, 1998 Congress passed into law Republic Act No. 8630 which granted PMSI a franchise to construct, install, maintain and operate for commercial purposes and in the public interest, television and radio broadcasting in the Philippines. The franchise term is 25 years.

February 1, 2000 The NTC granted a provisional authority to engage in Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite services.
February 7, 2001 PMSI inaugurates its Dream Broadcasting Center at Clark Development Center

Website changes history

The website was firstly launched in April 2003 to share Dream TV technical information and to offer help to some local difficulties. The website was originally in English.

On February 2012, we launched our new webpage design to offer visitors better navigation experience. Some old web pages are reorganized and the following webpages are not in use anymore but we keep links to them in case there are online links back to our website so visitors still find our Shanghai Dream satellite TV services available. 

On 2013-05-03, all PDF files are renames for better visitor experience, you find them scattered on pages, most likely on the Receiver sections.

We hope that the new website gives you better navigation experience and it is easier to find useful and helpful information you need when you subscribe and use Dream Satellite TV, no matter wherever you are.