beIN Sports moves to Measat-3d
October 25, 2022
By Chris Forrester
beIN Sports is migrating its Asia-Pacific sports broadcasts to Measat-3d, the operator’s new satellite. The move has been made by Globecast which serves and links beIN’s activity in the region.
Measat-3d launched in June and the beIN trio of channels are the first to move to it. Measat-3d is co-located with the operator’s 3a and 3b craft at 91.5 degrees East. Measat lost its third satellite following an on-board anomaly detected in June 2021. The satellite was retired and moved to a graveyard orbit in August 2021.
After October 31st, all three pan-regional beIN Sports channels content covering the Asia-Pacific region will be based on Measat-3d, which carries C- and Ku-band payloads for DTH services.
“Measat is proud to be the satellite service provider of choice for beIN Sports, in partnership with Globecast. Live sports broadcast and interactive content is a key area of demand and growth, and we are proud to offer unrivalled expansion capacity and in-orbit redundancy following the launch of Measat-3d. For Measat, the video segment continues to be a core focus and we are committed to providing reliable services for this segment, in cooperation with partners, content providers and channel operators,” said Ganendra Selvaraj, CCO at Measat.
Shakunt Malhotra, MD at Globecast in Asia, added: “Satellite remains a key means for linear TV distribution to a wider area for established markets, and we are pleased to strengthen our collaboration with Measat for further expansion in the coming years, providing compelling content for Asia-Pacific audiences.”
Sabil Salim, VP/Media Technology and Operations of beIN Asia Pacific, commented: “We are excited to be part of this milestone as the first broadcaster to migrate to Measat’s new and most advanced Measat-3d satellite in partnership with Globecast. As a major sports broadcaster with a wide array of live events, it is crucial for us to work with a media services provider as well as satellite operator that can meet our requirements and align with our goals. Sports fans demand quality content that can reach them in fast, flexible ways via multiple languages, and we look forward to further growing our offerings with the support of Measat-3d’s strong expansion capacity.”