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 […]

AsiaSat sees return to growth

Hong Kong-based satellite operator AsiaSat saw revenues return to growth in 2017, posting a 6% rise in sales to HK$1.354 billion (€140 million), supported by the lease of the full Ku-band payload of AsiaSat 8 during the year, on-going migration from Standard Definition to High Definition broadcasting and increased demand for data services AsiaSat saw […]

AsiaSat names IT chief

Hong Kong-based satellite operator AsiaSat has named Ellen Yeung as its new director of information technology. Yeung will be charged with providing leadership for the development of IT initiatives and projects for the company. She will lead a team of IT professionals to oversee the continued development and implementation of innovation and IT initiatives that […]

AsiaSat promotes business development chief

Satellite operator AsiaSat has promoted Lara Kwok to vice-president of business development and strategy. Kwok, who joined the company in August as director of business development and strategy, takes up her new role following the retirement of Sabrina Cubbon. Kwok will be charged with indentifying new business opportunities for AsiaSat as well as driving strategy […]

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