4KUniverse to launch in Asia Pacific

New 4K UHD TV channel 4KUniverse is to launch in the Asia Pacific market on the AsiaSat satellite platform, bringing a range of movies, TV shows, documentaries and live sports in 4K to Asian viewers. The channel will make content available on AsiaSat’s own UHD channel, 4K-Sat on AsiaSat 4 from mid-May, before launching a […]

TV5Monde Style HD launches on AsiaSat 5

French international channel TV5Monde’s lifestyle channel TV5Monde Style HD has begun broadcasting on the AsiaSat 5 satellite at 100.5° East or distribution across the APAC region. The thematic channel features a selection of programmes on fashion, luxury and design trends, food and drink, wine, art of gardens, architecture, cultural and historical heritage. The programmes are […]

AsiaSat unveils new brand identity

AsiaSat has launched new brand identity, tagline and redesigned website. President and CEO William Wade said the brand refresh followed the achievement of major milestones for the company over the last year, including the addition of two satellites, AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8, to its fleet, the successful transfer of customers on AsiaSat 3S to […]

AsiaSat 6 takes off from Cape

Asia Satellite Tecommunications’ latest satellite, AsiaSat 6, has taken off from Cape Canaveral on board a SpaceX Falcom 9 launcher. The latest AsiaSat launch follows that of AsiaSat 8 on August 5. AsiaSat 6, based on Space Systems/Loral 1300 platform, will be positioned at 120° East. With 28 high-powered C-band transponders, the satellite offers two […]

AsiaSat 8 successfully launched

AsiaSat’s latest satellite, AsiaSat 8, has successfully launched on board a SpaceX Falco 9 vehicle from Cape Canaveral. The satellite carries 24 Ku-band transponders and a Ka-band payload and will co-locate with AsiaSat 7, giving coverage over China, India, the Middle East and South East Asia, with inter-beam switching capability to provide flexibility to address […]

Playboy Asia Channel HD launches on AsiaSat

Playboy Plus Entertainment has launched HD service Playboy Asia Channel on the AsiaSat 5 satellite platform.    Lanny Huang, general manager, Asia Pacific, Playboy Plus Entertainment said, “We are proud to launch HD Playboy Asia, the first channel targeting the adult audience in Asia. The 24/7 linear HD channel will include a unique blend of […]

Dubai Media channels on AsiaSat

Satellite operator AsiaSat has signed a contract with Dubai Media to provide capacity for free-to-air channels Dubai TV and Dubai Sports throughout the Asia Pacific region on the AsiaSat 5 satellite. State channel Dubai TV broadcasts events and activities taking place in Dubai and in the UAE along with local news, financial programmes and Arabic […]

AsiaSat shareholders reject de-listing plan

Satellite operator AsiaSat’s independent shareholders have rejected plans to take the company private. AsiaSat said that the proposal for its privatisation had not been approved by the requisite majority after it was rejected by the company’s independent shareholders. AsiaSat said the plan had been adjourned indefinitely and the listing of its shares on the Hong […]

AsiaSat 7 successfully launched

AsiaSat 7 was successfully launched at 03:10 Hong Kong time on Saturday via an ILS Proton Breeze M launcher from Baikonur in Kazakhstan. AsiaSat 7 is a new generation satellite designed to replace AsiaSat 3S at the orbital location of 105.5° East. The satellite carries 28 C-band and 17 Ku-band transponders, and a Ka-band payload. […]

AsiaSat 7 set for launch

AsiaSat 7, the Hong Kong-based satellite operator’s latest satellite, is scheduled for launch on November 26 onboard an ILS Proton Breeze M vehicle from Baikonur in Kazakhstan. AsiaSat 7, with 28 C-band and 17 Ku-band transponders, will replace the AsiaSat 3S satellite at 105.5° East, and will deliver C-band services over the Middle East and […]