GlobeCast takes new AsiaSat capacity

Broadcast services provider GlobeCast has taken an additional full transponder on the AsiaSat 5 satellite located at 100.5° East for permanent and adhoc clients.

GlobeCast said The increased capacity on AsiaSat 5 will serve to meet coverage needs at major live news and sporting events including the World Cup in South Africa, Asian Games, G20 Summit in Korea, and Commonwealth Games in India. The transponder will also be used to launch permanent channels, which will be uplinked from Jordan Media City in Amman and linked to the rest of the world via GlobeCast’s worldwide satellite and fibre network.