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October 16th, 2019

"Encore" Says BBC Studios and Distribution Deal with MEASAT and Globecast

A renewal of services indicates approval of one party regarding the other party's performance. And that's what took place when MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd., (MEASAT), in partnership with Globecast, was informed that they would continue to provide BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, to distribute its BBC channels across Asia via the MEASAT-3 satellite. 

Globecast provides MEASAT satellite capacity, ground and uplink services to BBC Studios, carrying these channels to viewers across the Asian market.

The BBC Studios' channels include BBC Earth HD, which shares the wonders of the universe; CBeebies HD, which provides pre-school age programming to encourage learning through play; and BBC Lifestyle Asia, which provides a wealth of inspiration for home, family and life.

Yau Chyong Lim, Chief Operating Officer, MEASAT stated that they are delighted to continue the partnership with Globecast, supporting BBC Studio’s channel distribution across Asia. This service extension with MEASAT and Globecast shows the strength of their 91.5 degrees E video neighborhood for broadcasters.

Shakunt Malhotra, Managing Director, Globecast, added that they have a longstanding, productive partnership with MEASAT in Asia, delivering channels across the region and they are pleased that BBC Studios has chosen to renew their services with them.

Shad Hashmi, SVP, BBC Studios concluded that with MEASAT and Globecast, they have found strong and reliable partners for the distribution of BBC channels into Asia. MEASAT and Globecast have addressed their business needs and they look forward to continue partnering with them in the years to come.

MEASAT-3 is collocated with the MEASAT-3a and MEASAT-3b satellites at Asia’s prime video hot slot of 91.5 degrees E. The three satellites form the region’s strongest video neighborhood, providing UHD, HD and SD channels across Asia, Australia, East Africa and Eastern Europe. The MEASAT fleet will be further strengthened with the addition of MEASAT-3d in 2021.