Measat inks deal with Nepalese broadcaster

From the 91.5°E orbital position, the Measat-3 satellite takes Nepal Digital Service to wider Asia-Pacific and the Middle East

Measat Satellite Systems has sealed an agreement with Nepal Digital Service to broadcast four of the latter’s free-to-air (FTA) video channels across Nepal on the Measat-3 satellite, which is located at the 91.5°E orbital position.

The four channels — AP1HD, BTV Business, TV Today and TV Filmy — have all begun transmission. More crucially, Nepal is currently digitising its broadcast services in accordance with the initiative by the Nepalese government.

Laxmi Prasad Paudyal, managing director of Nepal Digital Services, said: “AP1TV is excited to work with Measat and bring newly digitised content to Nepal. Currently, our channels are broadcast across only Nepal, but with Measat-3’s global beam, we can take our content to the Nepalese diaspora across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.”

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.

Raj Malik, senior vice-president, sales, Measat, concluded: “Measat looks forward to playing a key role in Nepal’s digital transformation by supporting the local broadcast industry with our expertise and customised solutions.”


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