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August 13th, 2014

MEASAT—Confirmation For -3b Push Off (Launch Preparations)

Image of the MEASAT-3b is courtesy of Airbus Defence and Space.

[SatNews] MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) has announced that the MEASAT-3b satellite has been scheduled for launch on September 12, MYT (September 11 , GFT) from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

“MEASAT is pleased to be able to confirm the revised MEASAT-3b launch date,” said Paul Brown-Kenyon, Chief Executive Officer, MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. “Once operational, MEASAT-3b will be a key contributor to the Asian payTV landscape, supporting DTH television platforms serving more than 18 million households.”

MEASAT-3b’s 48 high-powered Ku-band transponders will expand DTH and VSAT services across Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Australia. MEASAT-3b will be co-located with MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a at 91.5 degrees East, creating the region’s most powerful and robust orbital location.

Updates on the MEASAT-3b launch can be found at http://www.measat.com/3b.