Nepal Television launches five HD services on AsiaSat

Nepal Television (NTV), Nepal’s state broadcaster has selected satellite operator AsiaSat’s AsiaSat 7 craft to distribute a bouquet of five HD Nepali channels to serve audiences both nationally and across Asia and Oceania. The five television channels, which are free-to air, comprise general entertainment channels NTV and NTV Plus and news channels NTV News, NTV Kohalpur […]

AsiaSat acquires content distribution specialist Lightning

Hong Kong-based satellite operator AsiaSat has acquired 100% control of Lightning International, a content distribution and media solutions company based in the UK and Hong Kong. AsiaSat said the acquisition of Lightning was a strategic move to expand the company’s services and extend its clients’ reach to global audiences through traditional and new distribution platforms […]

AsiaSat names Chow as CCO

Hong Kong-based satellite operator AsiaSat has named Raymond Chow as Chief Commercial Officer. Chow joined AsiaSat in 2018, most recently serving as Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, responsible for growing the data business and the transformation of AsiaSat. In his new role, he will lead and execute the global commercial strategies for AsiaSat and its subsidiaries/associated […]

TVMonde taps AsiaSat 5 for expansion

French international programmer TV5Monde has chosen the AsiaSat 5 satellite to distribute its TV5MONDE Pacifique HD offering to audiences in regions of North East Asia and Oceania. The contract is a further addition to TV5Monde’s TV bouquet on AsiaSat satellites that includes its general entertainment channel TV5MONDE Asie HD and lifestyle channel TV5MONDE Style HD […]

Thaliand’s Next Step taps AsiaSat for launch of international channel

Satellite operator AsiaSat and Thai multi-channel operator Next Step Company have forged a strategic partnership that will see the pair launch and distribute a new international lifestyle HD channel, Thainess. In collaboration with Next Step, AsiaSat will provide technical and marketing support to deliver Thainess to the international market, providing broadcasting via satellite and live streaming […]

France 24 extends AsiaSat distribution deal

International news channel France 24 has renewed a multi-year service agreement with Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat). The deal will see the continued distribution of France 24’s HD and SD television services in the Asia-Pacific on AsiaSat 5. This is the extension of a relationship first established in 2009 when France 24’s English-language new […]

AsiaSat names new commercial chief

Satellite operator AsiaSat has named Ina Lui as senior vice-president, commercial, business development and strategy, effective as of yesterday. AsiaSat said that it is integrating its commercial, marketing and business development teams under the leadership of Lui, who has been promoted to the new role, following the decision of Barrie Woolston to resign as chief […]

Sports Star taps AsiaSat for news channel

Pakistan-based production outfit and channel provider Sports Star International has tapped Hong Kong-based satellite operator AsiaSat for satellite capacity on AsiaSat 7 to deliver an HD news channel, Public News, across the Asia-Pacific region. Sports Star currently transmits entertainment channel A-Plus as well as Pakistan’s first women’s channel A-Lite on AsiaSat 7, targeting different audience […]

AsiaSat names business development and strategy chief

Hong Kong-based satellite operator AsiaSat has named Ina Lui as vice-president of business development and strategy, responsible for driving new business and strategic initiatives. Lui was previously managing director, sales, Asia Pacific at ABS. She has previously also worked for Intelsat, PanAmSat and Hong Kong Telecom. AsiaSat CEO Roger Tong said: “I am delighted that […]

New CEO for AsiaSat as Jordan resigns

AsiaSat CEO Andrew Jordan has resigned and has been replaced by Roger Tong, as of yesterday. AsiaSat said that Jordan, who has been CEO for a year and a half, will serve as senior adviser to the Hong Kong-based satellite operator until October 31. Prior to becoming CEO, Tong was VP, engineering and operations and […]

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