Satnews Daily
December 23rd, 2016

A New DTH Platform Launched On ABS-2A

A multi-transponder agreement has been signed between ABS and Nepal Digital Cable (NDC) to provide DTH broadcast services into Nepal.

This new platform will broadcast more than 170 TV channels of local and international content. Audiences will be able to enjoy an array of high quality programming. This new service will commence in February 2017 on ABS-2, South Asia Ku-band beam at the prime location of 75 degrees East covering Nepal and neighboring South Asia countries.

ABS-2 was launched in 2014 as one of the most powerful satellites in the Eastern Hemisphere with 89 transponders and was manufactured by SSL, based on that firm's 1300 platform, and is designed to serve all DTH requirements.

Tom Choi, the CEO of ABS, noted that this is a new addition to their existing DTH platforms in Indonesia, Russia/CIS, South Asia, Bangladesh and Africa. The company continues to facilitate regional broadcasters with business growth at the firm's primte broadcasting orbital slots of 75 degrees East, 159 degrees East and 3 degrees West, where ABS' newly launched satellites for video broadcasting are strategically located.