AsiaSat 5 currently provides access to more than 800 million Asia-Pacific households via terrestrial networks and pay-TV platforms.

AsiaSat delivering Taipei 2017 Universiade

Eurovision Media Services, in collaboration with its long-term satellite partner, Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat), is using AsiaSat 5 to deliver the Taipei 2017 Universiade across the Asia-Pacific region this month.

The 29th Summer Universiade, held from August 19-30, is an international sporting and cultural event staged biennially, with Taipei as this year’s host city.

“We’re delighted to continue our collaboration with AsiaSat to deliver top-quality, reliable services for major sporting events in Asia-Pacific,” said Graham Warren, COO of Eurovision.

The event highlights 21 competitive sports as well as one demonstration sport throughout 12 days of competitions, attended by youth athletes from around the world.

Since 1999, Eurovision Media Services and AsiaSat have enjoyed a successful partnership that delivers top-quality sports content to broadcasters and TV networks in 4K and HD.

AsiaSat 5 currently provides access to more than 800 million Asia-Pacific households via terrestrial networks and pay-TV platforms.

“We are very pleased to be working with Eurovision Media Services again, our long-standing partner in creating value for customers and their audiences, especially where it comes to AsiaSat’s strength in delivering high-quality live sports coverage,” said Barrie Woolston, CCO of AsiaSat.

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