Dream Satellite TV

Dream Satellite TV
Dream Satellite TV
Type Satellite television
Country Philippines
Availability National
Slogan Reaching You, Touching You
Owner Philippine Multi-Media System, Inc.
Launch date 2001
Official website www.dream.com.ph

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. Content is received from program providers, compressed and broadcast via Koreasat 5 (Mugunghwa 5)[1] in DVB-S and NTSC color format exclusively to its subscribers using the Integrated Receiver-Decoder and the Conax Nagravision 2 Encryption System.[2] Because of the satellite technology, all parts of the Philippines are reachable by the service and the signal is always clear.[3]

To receive Dream's broadcasting signals, subscribers must acquire a 55 cm in diameter satellite dish antenna, an 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.



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.[4]

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 .[5] 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. [6]

Channel Listing

The following channel as of November 12, 2011

Local Movies General Entertainment Documentary Kids
News Sports Music Foreign Religious
Channel Network Minimum Package Group(s) Notes
1 TV Maria Dream Lite 390
2 ABS-CBN Dream Lite 390
3 Net 25 Dream Lite 390
4 TV5 Dream Lite 390
5 GMA Dream Lite 390
6 ETC Dream Lite 390 Currently using RPN frequency.
7 IBC Dream Lite 390 Shared programming with AKTV.
8 Studio 23 Dream Lite 390
9 UNTV Dream Lite 390
10 The Old Path Dream Lite 390
11 Living Asia Channel Dream Lite 390
12 GMA News TV Dream Lite 390
13 MTV Southeast Asia Dream Lite 390
14 Nickelodeon Dream Lite 390
15 Cartoon Network Dream Lite 390
16 Animax Dream Lite 390
17 STAR World Dream Lite 390
18 STAR Movies Dream Lite 390
19 HBO Dream Lite 390
20 AXN Dream Lite 390
21 Bio Dream Lite 390
22 Discovery Channel Dream Lite 390
23 STAR Sports Dream Lite 390
24 CNN International Dream Lite 390
25 BBC World News Dream Star 650
26 TLC Dream Star 650
27 Asian Food Channel Dream Star 650
28 National Geographic Channel Dream Star 650
29 Animal Planet Dream Star 650
30 History Dream Star 650
31 MBC Dream Star 650 (Korean) Premium
32 Screen RED Dream Star 650 (Chinese) With (English) subtitles.
33 Diva Universal Dream Star 650
34 AXN Beyond Dream Star 650
35 CI Dream Star 650
36 Australia Network Dream Star 650
37 DW-TV Asia+ Dream Lite 390
38 ESPN Dream Star 650
201 90.7 Love Radio Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
202 101.1 Yes! FM Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
203 The Edge Radio Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
204 CMN Radio Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
205 106.7 Energy FM Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
206 BBC Radio Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
207 93.9 iFM Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
208 RJ 100 Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
209 Planet Rock Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel
210 Radyo ng Bayan/RMN Manila Dream Lite 390 Radio Channel


  1. ^ Dream TV Taps South Korea's Mugunghwa 5 Satellite: http://www.mb.com.ph/node/236266
  2. ^ Dream Satellite TV on Koreasat 5 at 113.0°E: http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/dream.html Archived 20 July 2007 at WebCite
  3. ^ Dream Satellite TV About Us: http://www.dream.com.ph/aboutus/about_profile.asp Archived 20 July 2007 at WebCite
  4. ^ Dream Satellite TV Historical Highlights: http://www.dream.com.ph/aboutus/about_history.asp?npage=66 Archived 20 July 2007 at WebCite
  5. ^ Dream TV operator seeks regulator help over satellite TV dispute retrieved via www.abs-cbnnews.com 01-19-2009
  6. ^ SkyCable sues DTH competitor retrieved via www.yehey.com 01-19-2009

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