Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) is announcing its first fully integrated High Definition channel launch with Outdoor Channel throughout Asia and the Pacific.
ABS is providing Outdoor Channel with a comprehensive, integrated broadcast solution including content library management, HD and SD playout, subtitling, encryption, and transmission services for Outdoor Channel, using its ABS-1 and ABS-5 satellites. The channel will be distributed via ABS-1’s wide C-band “B Beam” in 1080i HD format and ABS-5’s pan-regional C-band beam in NTSC SD format.
Outdoor Channel features traditional and contemporary outdoor sports such as fishing, off-road, water sports, hunting and other related outdoor lifestyle programming. Whether out on the ocean or on top of a mountain, Outdoor Channel covers a broad range of outdoor activities that thrill, inspire and entertain.
Present at the launch ceremony were Mr. Gregg Creevey, Multi Channels Asia (MCA), Managing Director – Asia, Mr. Tom Choi, Chief Executive Officer of ABS and Mr. William (Billy) Kelly, MCA, Managing Director – USA (left to right).
“We are thrilled to announce the availability of our in-house HD broadcast solution with the launch of Outdoor Channel. By vertically integrating the channel origination process under one roof, ABS offers exceptional value for new HD and SD channels interested in the dynamic Asian Pay TV market,” commented Tom Choi, CEO of ABS. “This new facility serves as a foundation for driving more business to our expanding fleet of broadcast satellites.”
“The comprehensive service provided by ABS was a key factor in our decision to launch Outdoor Channel across Asia and the Pacific,” said Gregg Creevey Managing Director-Asia, MCA. William (Billy) Kelly, Managing Director – USA, MCA said “The ABS team understood our needs as a new channel operator in Asia and crafted a creative solution that delivered on cost, capability, and flexibility,