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ABS and Nepal Digital Cable (NDC) signed a multi-transponder agreement to deliver DTH broadcast service into Nepal.
The new platform will broadcast over 170 TV channels of local and international content. Audiences will be able to enjoy an array of high quality programming. This new service will commence in February 2017 on ABS-2, South Asia Ku-band beam at the prime location of 75°E covering Nepal and neighboring South Asia countries.
“NDC is providing a ground breaking option from a dominated marketplace.” said Laxmi Prasad Paudyal, Managing Director of NDC. “We are thrilled to work with ABS to deliver the next-generation DTH service in Nepal, with the most sophisticated and state-of-the-art technology. Our subscribers will enjoy more than 170 high quality channels, including around 50 High Definition (HD), as well as 3 Ultra High Definition (UHD or 4K) channels, the first in Nepal. Customers can also look forward to a very attractive package from NDC.” He added, “Our goal is not to meet the competition but go way beyond it and set a new milestone in Nepalese Pay TV Industry”.
“Partnering with NDC to further expand our broadcasting services to Nepal is exciting. This will be the new addition to our existing DTH platforms in Indonesia, Russia/CIS, South Asia, Bangladesh and Africa,” said Tom Choi, CEO of ABS. “We are eager to facilitate regional broadcasters with their business growth, at our prime broadcasting orbital slots of 75°E, 159°E and 3°W, where our newly launched satellites for video broadcasting are strategically located. It is our mission to deliver quality television to the wider population at an affordable cost.”
ABS-2 was launched in 2014 as one of the most powerful satellites in the Eastern Hemisphere with 89 transponders. It is a versatile SSL 1300 spacecraft, and is designed to serve DTH requirements.