Having delivered a series of sports events this summer, AsiaSat will build on those successes with the delivery of the upcoming 2018 Asian Games
Supporting the live coverage of the 2018 Asian Games is AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat’s satellite service located at the orbital location of 100.5°E.
In its 18th edition, the 2018 Asian Games will be co-hosted by the cities of Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia, and will take place from Aug 18-Sep 2. More than 11,000 athletes from 45 participating countries and regions will be contesting in 40 sports segments.
Live HD coverage of the Games from the opening ceremony on Aug 18 to the closing on Sep 2 will be telecast across AsiaSat 5’s C-band footprint for viewers to enjoy on TV, online and mobile devices.
Ina Lui, senior vice-president, commercial, business development and strategy of AsiaSat, said: “Following a sports-packed summer delivering the World Cup, LPGA tour, BWF World Championship and more, we are thrilled to continue the action with coverage of the upcoming 2018 Asian Games for our Asia-Pacific viewers. A historic event for AsiaSat, from first broadcasting the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing on AsiaSat 1, we are pleased to again deliver the pinnacle event for Asian athletes.”
Some of the new events that will be featured this year are eSports and canoe polo, which are introduced as demonstration sports to the Games. Particularly for eSports, the competition using video games is scheduled to be a medal event at the next Asian Games in 2022.