AsiaSat 9 now fully operational

Satellite operator AsiaSat’s AsiaSat 9 satellite is now fully operational at its 122° East orbital slot, following the migration of all services from the AsiaSat 4 craft. The new satellite provides greater power, bandwidth and improved efficiency for DTH and other TV viewers across its Asia Pacific footprint. It brings a number of upgraded features, […]

AsiaSat 9 arrives at destination

Satellite operator AsiaSat’s AsiaSat 9 satellite has arrived at its final destination of 122° East and commenced transmission. The satellite will stay in position at the orbital slot as a replacement for AsiaSat 4. The satellite provides multiple C-, Ku- and Ka-band transponders for DTH broadcasting, video distribution, VSAT broadband and mobility services. Among the […]

AsiaSat 9 takes off

The AsiaSat 9 satellite has successfully been launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on board an ILS Proton launch vehicle. AsiaSat 9 is a replacement satellite for AsiaSat 4 at 122°E with multiple C, Ku and Ka-band payloads. The satellite carries the world’s first dedicated Ku-band Myanmar beam, new Ku-band beams for Indonesia and […]

AsiaSat names new general counsel

Satellite operator AsiaSat has named Saphina Ho as its new general counsel. Ho succeeds Catherine Chang, who is leaving the company. Ho will become a member of the AsiaSat management team, overseeing all of the company’s legal affairs. She was previously assistant general counsel at Pacnet Global, and has also worked for New World Mobility […]

AsiaSat sees profits drop as price pressure bites

Hong Kong-based satellite operator AsiaSat saw its first-half profits drop sharply thanks to adverse currency effects, increased net finance expenses, staff costs and tax expenses. Revenues were more or less flat year-on-year, with the value of contracts remaining stable. AsiaSat posted profits of HK$180 million (€19.6 million) for the six months to June, down from […]

AsiaSat 9 scheduled for liftoff in September

AsiaSat’s latest satellite, AsiaSat 9, is now scheduled for a launch on September 28 at 09:50 Moscow time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The satellite will replace AsiaSat 4 at 122° East, and includes the world’s first dedicated Ku-band beam for Myanmar and new Ku-band beams targeting Indonesia nd Mongolia. The craft will also provide two enhanced […]

RTR-Planeta Asia launches on AsiaSat

Hong Kong-based satellite operator AsiaSat and media services provider Globecast have teamed up to deliver Russian international channel RTR-Planeta Asia to viewers via AsiaSat 5. The deal comes against the background of expansion of Russian-language programming available in the Asia-Pacific region, and will enable RTR-Planeta to strengthen its reach across Asia. An international service owned […]

AsiaSat’s ‘largest ever’ satellite ready to ship to Baikonur

Satellite operator AsiaSat’s ‘largest ever satellite’, AsiaSat 9, is ready to be shipped to Baikonur in Kazakhstan ahead of its launch. AsiaSat said that the satellite had passed its pre-ship review meeting with manufacturer Space Systems Loral and would be shipped as soon as required. The satellite is a a replacement satellite for AsiaSat 4 […]

Spacecom secures replacement satellite from AsiaSat

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has secured an in-orbit replacement satellite for its lost Amos-6 craft, which exploded on the launch-pad in September. Spacecom has struck an agreement with Asian satellite operator AsiaSat to relocate its AsiaSat 8 satellite from its current orbital position to Spacecom’s 4° West orbital position. AsiaSat 8 will be co-located with […]

AsiaSat teams with XTreme Video for 4K UHD TV channel

Satellite operator AsiaSat has teamed up with XTreme Video to provide content for its showcase 4K-Sat UHD TV channel on the AsiaSat 4 craft. XTreme Video produces 4K sports content. Content on the 4K-Sat channel will include mountain biking series MTB Insights and freestyle motocross show Masters of Dirt. The 4K-Sat channel is available via […]