Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) has become the first media organisation in the Philippines to broadcast through the MEASAT-3d satellite, continuing a relationship that started with MNC broadcasting on the MEASAT-2 satellite in 2001.
Ruperto Nicdao Jr, President of MBC, said, “As a leading news and entertainment station in the Philippines, it is important for us to work with a satellite services provider that is technologically advanced, reliable, and flexible – supported by a team we are happy to call friends.
“For MBC, MEASAT is all these and more.
“They have been an excellent partner over the years and were a great help amidst the challenge of rebuilding our studio, so we are most pleased to extend and expand our professional relationship with them.
“Through this migration to MEASAT-3d combined with a new uplink antenna built with MEASAT’s support at our newly renovated studio facility, our position is now further strengthened.”
Launched earlier this year, MEASAT-3d is co-located with MEASAT-3a and MEASAT-3b at the 91.5°E orbital hot slot to form what Measat calls “one of the region’s most powerful and robust video neighbourhoods with unrivalled in-orbit redundancy and expansion capacity”.
Ganendra Selvaraj, Chief Commercial Officer, MEASAT, added, “We are pleased to welcome MBC on board MEASAT-3d.
“As a pioneer broadcast institution in the Philippines, MBC has always been at the forefront of new technology and developments, and this migration to our new satellite continues this practice. This latest migration further strengthens MBC’s broadcast services via MEASAT through their broadcast facility in Manila.”