RRsat adds Measat-3 capacity
October 28, 2011
By Chris Forrester
RRsat’s America division has added a second DVB-S2 platform on Measat-3. The SD/HD video channels on the MEASAT-3/3a satellites currently reach over 50 million pay-TV households in the Middle East, North Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, Australia/Oceana and parts of Africa.
RRsat has provided a satellite uplink and teleport service via MEASAT-3a since October 2010. The first RRsat DVB-S2 platform is booked almost entirely with HD/3D channels including Sky News HD, All Sports Network (ASN), GinxTV, iConcerts, BabyTV Asia, Bigfoot TV, Unitel Classica Asia and Nat Geo Music.
“As a result of the great success of our first DVB-S2 platform on MEASAT-3a,” Yaniv Lior, Senior Director of US Sales and Operations said, “we have leased additional capacity and are offering other TV and radio channels the opportunity to reach the same extensive audience of cable headends throughout Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.”