AsiaSat has teamed up with Encompass Digital Media to provide Telekom Malaysia with C-band capacity on the AsiaSat 5 satellite to deliver live coverage of the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to viewers across Asia-Pacific.
Encompass will support Telekom Malaysia with the satellite capacity and distribution, enabling viewers across the Asia-Pacific to access coverage of the opening ceremony, 405 events and 38 games from August 19th until the closing on August 30th.
AsiaSat 5 will be an integral part of the satellite and fibre networks for the delivery of the event. The events and games will be transmitted from all venues to the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC). From there, the feeds will be delivered to broadcasters across the satellite’s footprint, spanning from Russia to New Zealand and from Japan to the Middle East and parts of Africa.
“With our extensive experience of delivering top quality live sports coverage, and Encompass’s unrivalled satellite distribution services, we are confident that AsiaSat 5 will once again demonstrate its leading role as Asia’s prime Occasional Use platform, to provide a fantastic viewing experience of this spectacular sports event to Asian viewers,” said Barrie Woolston, Chief Commercial Officer of AsiaSat.