Founded in 2010, Himalaya TV HD (HTV) is a broadcaster based in Kathmandu, Nepal, that produces news and entertainment programmes aimed at raising awareness of human issues, and embraces the diverse needs of a multicultural society.
The broadcaster has selected Measat Satellite Systems as its content distribution partner, and will be leveraging the Measat-3 satellite for the distribution of its content across Nepal and Asia-Pacific. The addition of Himalaya HD regional feed also increases Measat’s video neighbourhood in Nepal to eight channels, featuring news, general entertainment and factual programming.
Dharma Raj Bhusal, chairman of HTV, explained that the Measat-3 was chosen for its “coverage, reliability and expanding presence in the region’s HD video neighbourhood”.
Yau Chyong Lim, COO of Measat, added: “We are pleased to collaborate with HTV to distribute Himalaya HD to audiences across Nepal and Asia-Pacific. The addition of Himalaya HD, the latest HD and widely embraced infotainment channel in Nepal, greatly enhances the line-up of high-quality HD genres on our key video slot at 91.5°E.”
The 91.5°E video hot slot is home to the Measat-3, Measat-3a and Measat-3b satellites, forming Measat’s regional video neighbourhood. From 91.5°E, Measat supports broadcasters and direct-to-home (DTH) operators to distribute 4K/Ultra HD (UHD), HD and SD channels to audiences across Asia, Australia, East Africa, and South-Eastern Europe.