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October 22nd, 2019

BBC Studios Renews Capacity Agreement to Distribute Channels Using MEASAT Satellite Systems and Globecast  

MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd., (MEASAT), in partnership with Globecast, has announced that BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, has renewed its agreement to distribute its BBC channels across Asia via the MEASAT-3 satellite.

MEASAT-3 is collocated with the MEASAT-3a and MEASAT-3b satellites at Asia’s prime video hot slot of 91.5 degrees E. The three satellites form the region’s strongest video neighborhood, providing UHD, HD and SD channels across Asia, Australia, East Africa and Eastern Europe. The MEASAT fleet will be further strengthened with the addition of MEASAT-3d in 2021.

Artistic rendition of the MEASAT-3 satellite.

The channels include BBC Earth HD; CBeebies HD pre-school age programming; and BBC Lifestyle Asia. Globecast provides MEASAT satellite capacity, ground and uplink services to BBC Studios, carrying these channels to viewers across the Asian market.

Yau Chyong Lim, COO, MEASAT, stated that the company is delighted to continue the partnership with Globecast, supporting BBC Studio’s channel distribution across Asia. This service extension with MEASAT and Globecast shows the strength of the firm's 91.5 degrees E video neighborhood for broadcasters.

Shakunt Malhotra, Managing Director, Globecast, said the company has a longstanding, productive partnership with MEASAT in Asia, delivering channels across the region and the firm is pleased that BBC Studios has chosen to renew their services with us.

Shad Hashmi, SVP, BBC Studios, added that with MEASAT and Globecast, the company has found strong and reliable partners for the distribution of BBC channels into Asia. MEASAT and Globecast have addressed BBC Studios' business needs and the company looks forward to continue partnering with them in the years to come.