Sky News HD for Middle East and Asia

BSkyB’s Sky News HD channel is to be distributed in the Middle East and Asia on the Measat 3A satellite, following a deal between broadcast services provider RRSat and BT Wholesale’s media and broadcast arm.

A fibre network from the BT Global Media Network will carry Sky News HD, which was initially only available in the UK, from the Sky News Centre in Osterley, England, to RRSat’s Global Network and teleport facility, where it is uplinked onto the MEASAT 3A satellite and distributed to customers throughout the Middle East and Asia.