Arqiva secures C-band capacity with AsiaSat

Satellite capacity will be used for distributing sports events content in Asia and Australasia

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We have signed a contract with media and content delivery providers, Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) for C-band capacity on AsiaSat 5 to distribute sports events throughout Asia and Australasia.

We will use AsiaSat 5, Asia’s prime sports content delivery platform, to distribute a wide range of elite sports events, including football, cricket, volleyball and tennis, to broadcasters and platform operators across the Asia-Pacific region.

“Asia is a strategically important region for us. We’ve recently opened an office in Singapore and introduced a teleport service in Hong Kong where we provide fibre connectivity. Our focus on sport is critical to our success in the region and this new relationship with AsiaSat will provide flexible bandwidth and capacity for our customers in the Asia and Australasia region. We look forward to developing our relationship and growing our sports business in the region.”

“We are pleased that Arqiva has selected AsiaSat to expand its distribution service in the Asia Pacific. The addition of a quality client such as Arqiva, demonstrates the value of AsiaSat for the distribution of major sports events in the region. AsiaSat’s excellent access to major Asian terrestrial and pay TV platforms meets our clients’ broadcast and distribution needs for servicing such a wide region."

AsiaSat offers occasional use capacity across its satellite fleet for content distribution and live coverage of sports, breaking news and special events in Asia. AsiaSat’s satellites have become an integral part of many broadcasters and media companies’ global content delivery network for distributing entertainment, news and live international sports events such as the Olympics Games and the FIFA World Cup.