Advanced Television


TAP Digital Media contracts additional video capacity on ABS-2

TAP Digital Media Ventures Corporation (TAPDMV) has extended its satellite broadcast partnership with ABS by adding four further channels on ABS-2. The four SD Channels will be on the MCPC media platform on the ABS-2 C-band East Hemi beam offering the highest reliability for national TV networks and primary cable services. These channels are: Premier […]

March 27, 2023

ABS, Telespazio sign offshore distribution deal

ABS, a global satellite operator and Telespazio Brasil, a subsidiary of Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67 per cent) and Thales (33 per cent), have signed a 5 year capacity contract for the satellite ABS-3A, West Hemi C-band beam. Under the multi-year agreement, Telespazio will use the C-band beam for its offshore services for […]

February 3, 2023

TAP Digital Media signs World Cup distribution on ABS-2 capacity

TAP Digital Media Ventures Corporation (TAPDMV) has selected ABS as the satellite broadcast partner for the distribution of FIFA World Cup 2022 on their World Cup HD TV (WCTV) channel on ABS-2 East Hemi beam. ABS will provide additional bandwidth coverage for the World Cup TV channel which will broadcast live transmission of the matches […]

November 7, 2022

ABS appoints Somani as CEO

ABS, a global satellite operator, has announced that Amit Somani has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will assume duties on October 10th. Somani brings over 25 years of experience as an operational and strategic leader in the information and communications technology space, with experience as a senior executive in the satellite communications sector. […]

September 9, 2022

ABS delivering satellite connectivity to oil and gas operations in Myanmar

ABS, a global satellite operator, has secured a multi-year, multi-link contract with Seanet Technologies Myanmar (SEANET), a VSAT service provider to expand its oil and gas communications services. The deal will deliver satellite connectivity to the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea around Myanmar via ABS-2. ABS offers a high-performance VSAT solution catered specifically […]

May 18, 2022

TAS taps ABS for capacity over Asia

Teleport Access Services (TAS), a Taiwanese service provider has signed a multi-year capacity deal with ABS, a global satellite operator, to broadcast Hwazan TV, a Buddhism-based channel via ABS-2 satellite at 75° East. TAS will distribute the channel on the ABS-2 Southern beam MCPC platform across Asia and Buddhist communities within this region. Launched in […]

March 29, 2022

Starlink in talks with Philippine telcos

Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband satellite business is talking to two Philippines-based telecom operators. The pair, namely Transpacific Broadband Group Int’l (TBGI) and fibre-optic broadband operator Converge ICT Solutions, are said to be looking to launch Starlink-based services in 2022, according to Bloomberg. The news comes on top of reports out of India that Musk has […]

November 3, 2021By Chris Forrester

TAP Digital Media Ventures, ABS sign distribution agreement

ABS, a global satellite operator and TAP Digital Media Ventures Corporation (TAPDMV) have signed a multi-channel, multi-year term contract on ABS-2. The distribution capacity agreement is on the ABS-2 East Hemi beam to deliver TAPDMV channels across the Philippines and other communities. Under this long-term contract, TAPDMV will leverage the ABS-2 premier video neighbourhood at […]

November 2, 2021

ABS Capital Partners participates in Series B funding round of IRIS.TV

ABS Capital Partners, a growth equity investor, has announced its participation in the Series B funding round of IRIS.TV, the video data platform. The new round of investment will enable IRIS.TV to accelerate the growth of its video data platform and API tools that enable video-level data targeting for Connected TV (CTV) and online video. […]

September 30, 2021

ABS wins Global Eagle IFE deal

In-Flight Connectivity and entertainment supplier Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has signed a capacity agreement with satellite operator ABS. ABS is officially headquartered in Bermuda but operates from Hong Kong. The company is owned by private equity firm Permira. Global Eagle has taken extra capacity on ABS-6 C-band, ABS-3A C-band and ABS-2 in Ku-band beams. GEE […]

May 11, 2021By Chris Forrester