Satnews Daily
December 19th, 2013

AsiaSat + Phoenix Satellite Television—Transponder Taken (SatBroadcasting™—Capacity)

[SatNews] Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) has announced that Phoenix Satellite Television Company Limited (Phoenix TV) has signed a contract for one C-band transponder on AsiaSat 3S to deliver a bouquet of up to three High Definition (HD) and three Standard Definition (SD) television channels starting on January 1, 2014.

On that date, this new television bouquet will initially include HD and SD services of Phoenix TV’s flagship channel ‘Phoenix Chinese,’ information and finance news channel ‘Phoenix Infonews,’ and Cantonese language HD channel ‘Phoenix Hong Kong,’ to be joined by family movie entertainment SD channel ‘Phoenix Movies’ starting on May 1, 2014. In addition to C-band capacity on AsiaSat 3S, AsiaSat will provide uplinking and transmission services from its Tai Po Earth Station in Hong Kong, allowing Phoenix TV to distribute its new array of high quality Chinese programming to viewers across the Asia-Pacific region.

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