Singapore Channel NewsAsia renews its distribution with AsiaSat 3S

30 August 2012 17 h 42 min Comments Off

Asia’s leading satellite operator, Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) announced today that regional broadcaster, Channel NewsAsia, is continuing its distribution carriage on AsiaSat 3S.

MCN International Pte. Ltd. which operates Channel NewsAsia, has renewed its contract to beam its signals in the Asia-Pacific region.

Channel NewsAsia offers news programming and content with unique Asian perspectives. The channel is widely available to all Asian cable and satellite DTH networks, terrestrial television stations, hotel networks and private viewers under AsiaSat 3S’s region-wide C-band footprint, which reaches more than 50 countries.

From January 2013, Channel NewsAsia will start broadcasting “live” news 24 hours a day, as part of its plans to serve a wider international audience.

“We have enjoyed our long standing relationship with AsiaSat. We’ve been on the satellite since 2003 and it has served our viewers in the region well. As we look to extend to more markets in the next phase of the channel’s growth, we are happy to continue this partnership with AsiaSat,” said Woon Chuk Chan, Vice President, Channel Distribution, Channel NewsAsia.
William Wade, President and Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat said, “We are very pleased to extend our long-term partnership with Channel NewsAsia. We appreciate the vote of confidence for our service. We look forward to continuing to support the expansion initiatives of Channel NewsAsia, bringing ‘live’ news around the clock to Asian viewers through the exceptional access and power of AsiaSat 3S.”

Channel NewsAsia Singapore was established in March 1999 by MediaCorp, and is an English language Asian TV News channel. It reports on global developments with Asian perspectives. Channel NewsAsia brings viewers not only the latest news but also the stories behind the headlines. Based in Singapore, it has correspondents in major Asian cities and key Western ones, including New York, Washington D.C, London and Brussels. It is fully complemented by a strong online presence at channelnewsasia.com, which provides a premier source of real time news, videos, information and entertainment features. Channel NewsAsia (International), was launched in September 2000, as the international broadcasting arm of Channel NewsAsia Singapore. The regional channel is wholly-owned by MediaCorp’s subsidiary, MCN International Pte Ltd.

About AsiaSat
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), the leading regional satellite operator in Asia, serves over two-thirds of the world’s population with its four satellites, AsiaSat 3S at 105.5ºE, AsiaSat 4 at 122ºE, AsiaSat 5 at 100.5ºE and AsiaSat 7. The AsiaSat satellite fleet provides services to both the broadcast and telecommunications industries. Some 500 television and radio channels are now delivered by the company’s satellites offering access to over 620 million TV households across the Asia-Pacific region. AsiaSat also provides telecommunications operators and end users services such as voice networks, private VSAT networks and broadband multimedia.

Sources: Asiasat (29/08/2012)

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