Satnews Daily
September 25th, 2014

SatLink Communications—PoP'ing Into Hong Kong (SatBroadcasting™)

[SatNews] SatLink Communications has launched their new Point of Presence (PoP) in Hong Kong.

The new South East Asian based PoP, which accompanies SatLink’s multiple PoP’s in New York , London, Frankfurt and additional worldwide located PoP’s via partners, has been selected to provide broadcasters and TV operators located in Asia and those looking to expand their reach into the Asian region with high quality, cost effective and reliable fibre connectivity. Located at the Equinox Data Centre, one of the busiest center’s for trade in Hong Kong, the PoP provides both international and local connectivity for broadcasters and operators allowing for quick and low latency connectivity to and out of the APAC region combined with a highly secure and resilient network infrastructure to ensure maximum uptime.
The PoP will be integrated into SatLink’s global satellite and fibre network to enable customers to extend their audience reach into new markets and gain access to SatLink’s full range of end-to-end broadcast services including HD playout, content management and OTT solutions. Satlink currently operates two MCPC (Multi Channel Per Carrier) platforms on the AsiaSat 5 C-band satellite, delivering content for tier one international and news broadcasters to Asian Pay TV markets in DVB-S2 and Free to air markets in DVB-S.
David Hochner, CEO of SatLink Communications, said, “The Asian market is one of the largest in the world and this investment in a Hong Kong based PoP is another sign of our continued dedication and commitment to the region due to it’s potential for rapid and high growth. The availability of the PoP is a part of our expansion of content aggregation and streaming solutions for operators that want to benefit from SatLink’s strategic location at the crossroads of three continents. We have continued to see a real demand from broadcasters and TV operators already in the Asian market  looking to expand their audiences both locally and globally and from international broadcasters looking to enter the Asian market for a facility and presence in the region itself. Broadcasters want high availability, high quality, low latency, reliable and cost effective solutions, through this enhancement of our network capabilities and facilities in Hong Kong it enables us to better support broadcasters and operators in Asia and beyond for the future.”

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