[Satnews] Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator, announced today that PT. Graha Pratama Sejahtera (GPS), a leading system integrator based in Indonesia, has launched a bouquet of 14 television channels on AsiaSat 4 at 122 degrees E.
The services, uplinked by GPS’s facilities in Jakarta, are distributed via AsiaSat 4 in C-band to Satellite TV operators in Indonesia. With these new services, AsiaSat 4 has significantly expanded its television offerings to viewers across the country. These include general entertainment, news, music, lifestyle, wildlife, adventure and science programs, broadcast in Indonesian, Hindi, English and Arabic languages.
“We are excited that we have further expanded our transmission services to the broadcast community with AsiaSat’s excellent capacity. AsiaSat 4 is a high performance satellite with exceptionally high power and superior look angle. It is an ideal platform to support our countrywide television distribution services. We look forward to expanding our collaboration with AsiaSat in the future,” said Liauw Ing Hauw, Director of PT. Graha Pratama Sejahtera.
“We are pleased that PT. Graha Pratama Sejahtera chose AsiaSat as its prime satellite platform for television distribution services in Indonesia. This is an exciting development of AsiaSat 4’s service expansion for the TV sector in Asia. We will continue our efforts to grow the neighbourhood of AsiaSat 4, from digital TV to HD and Ultra-HD, to meet the growing demand for diverse and high quality television services in Asia,” said Philip Balaam, Vice President, Sales and Business Development of AsiaSat.