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June 21st, 2018

MEASAT's Agreement with Nepal Digital Services Delivers Programming and Digitized Services

Nepal is undergoing broadcast changes with the assistance of MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) which is providing four digitized free-to-air video channels as the result of an agreement with Nepal Digital Services Pvt. Ltd via the MEASAT-3 satellite located at 91.5 degrees E. The four channels, which have already begun transmission are AP1HD, BTV Business, TV Today and TV Filmy. 

Additionally Nepal is transitioning its broadcast services in accordance with the initiative by the Nepalese government. The 91.5 degrees E prime video hot slot is home to the MEASAT-3, MEASAT-3a and MEASAT- 3b satellites, forming the region’s strongest video neighborhood. From 91.5 degrees E, MEASAT supports broadcasters and DTH operators to distribute UHD, HD and SD channels to audiences across Asia, Australia, East Africa and South-Eastern Europe. 

Laxmi Prasad Paudyal, Managing Director of Nepal Digital Services Pvt. Ltd. said that AP1TV is excited to work with MEASAT and bring newly digitalized content to Nepal. Currently their channels are broadcast across only Nepal but with MEASAT-3’s global beam, they can take their content to Nepalese diaspora across the Asia Pacific and Middle East. In MEASAT they have found a partner that clearly understands their goals and has a very strong support system that works well with their team to find solutions across the ecosystem that they operate in. 

Raj Malik, Senior Vice President of Sales, MEASAT added that MEASAT looks forward to playing a key role in Nepal’s digital transformation by supporting the local broadcast industry with their expertise and customized solutions. MEASAT will be at booth 1T3-01 at CommunicAsia.