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August 15th, 2017

AsiaSat 5 and Eurovision Media Services Pump Up for Taipei 2017 Universiade

The event is an international sporting and cultural event staged biennially, with Taipei as this year’s host city between August 19th to 30th, and it's imperative that the various venues are transmitted without any interruptions. To accomplish this the following companies and satellite have been enlisted to assist.

 Eurovision Media Services, in collaboration with its long-term satellite partner, Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), will use AsiaSat 5 to deliver the Taipei 2017 Universiade across the Asia Pacific.

The 29th Summer Universiade will include 21 competitive sports as well as one demonstration sport throughout 12 days of competitions, attended by talented youth athletes from around the world.

Since 1999 Eurovision Media Services and AsiaSat have a successful partnership that delivers sports content to broadcasters and TV networks in 4K and HD. This new delivery on AsiaSat 5, Asia’s most popular OU service platform, sees the strong relationship continuing into the future with other major events. AsiaSat 5 currently provides access to more than 800 million households via terrestrial networks and pay TV platforms in the Asia Pacific.

Barrie Woolston, Chief Commercial Officer of AsiaSat said that they are very pleased to be working with Eurovision Media Services again, their long-standing partner in creating value for customers and their audiences, especially where it comes to AsiaSat’s strength in delivering high quality live sports coverage.

Graham Warren, Chief Operating Officer of Eurovision added that they’re delighted to continue their collaboration with AsiaSat to deliver top quality, reliable services for major sporting events in the Asia Pacific.