• BBC Studios picks Globecast and MEASAT for Asia distribution
  • BBC channels will be broadcast through MEASAT-3 satellite
  • Channels to be shown include BBC Earth HD, CBeebies HD and BBC Lifestyle Asia

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Globecast: BBC Lifestyle Asia to be distributed on MEASAT Satellite Systems 

BBC Studios has struck an agreement to distribute its BBC channels across Asia through Globecast on MEASAT Satellite Systems.

The agreement, which is a renewal of an existing deal between the BBC’s commercial arm and the two companies, will see BBC channels including BBC Earth HD, CBeebies HD and BBC Lifestyle Asia distributed in the region through the MEASAT-3 satellite.

“With MEASAT and Globecast, we have found strong and reliable partners for the distribution of BBC channels into Asia,” said Shad Hashmi, SVP, BBC Studios. “MEASAT and Globecast have addressed our business needs and we look forward to continuing partnering with them in the years to come.”

The deal sees Globecast providing MEASAT with satellite capacity, ground and uplink services to BBC Studios, carrying the channels to viewers across Asia.

Shakunt Malhotra, managing director, Globecast, said: “We have a longstanding, productive partnership with MEASAT in Asia, delivering channels across the region and we are pleased that BBC Studios has chosen to renew their services with us.”

MEASAT is a supplier of communication and video services to leading broadcasters, DTH (DTH) platforms and telecom operators. With capacity across five communication satellites, MEASAT provides services to over 150 countries representing 80% of the world’s population across Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Australia.

MEASAT-3, which will carry the content from the BBC, 3 is collocated with the MEASAT-3a and MEASAT-3b satellites at Asia’s prime video slot of 91.5°E. It provides UHD, HD and SD channels across Asia, Australia, East Africa and Eastern Europe.

“We are delighted to continue the partnership with Globecast, supporting BBC Studio’s channel distribution across Asia,” said Yau Chyong Lim, chief operating officer, MEASAT. “This service extension with MEASAT and Globecast shows the strength of our 91.5°E video neighbourhood for broadcasters.”