London-based Travel Channel has changed its Asian signal feed from AsiaSat to Measat-3. It joins a powerful video neighbourhood on Measat-3 handled by GlobeCast including Nat-Geo, History Ch, TV5 Mode, FX and Fox Crime. GlobeCast says Travel will launch an HDTV channel later this year. “This move,” says GlobeCast, “allows Travel Channel to expand to new territories and platforms in the Asia/Pacific region.”
In the Asia/Pacific region, Travel Channel is currently distributed in New Zealand, Malaysia, and Japan. The channel is also distributed through branded blocks in Korea, India, Sri Lanka, and mobile distribution in Brunei. Worldwide, the channel is seen in 117 countries.