Globecast delivers RTR-Planeta Asia for AsiaSat | Satellite | News | Rapid TV News
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Expanding its exposure of Russian-language programming available in Asia Pacific region, satellite operator AsiaSat has closed a deal with media solutions provider Globecast to ensure the broadcast of RTR-Planeta Asia.

globecast 14july2017An international service owned by the Russian state television and radio broadcaster VGTRK, RTR-Planeta Asia provides cultural and prime time news, sports, movies and documentary films. The satellite operator is gathering momentum in further expanding its Russian TV neighbourhood, serving Russian-speaking viewers residing across the Asia Pacific region. Globecast is providing RTR-Planeta with complete distribution services to the channel via this deal, including across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America, building upon Globecast and RTR’s longstanding relationship, which began in 2003. RTR-Planeta is available free to air on AsiaSat 5 at 100.5° East transmitting in DVB-S2.

Commenting on the deal, RTR-Planeta senior legal advisor media Vladimir Zhdanov, said: “With the sheer volume of programming we offer, we need technology partners that deliver faultless services, and there is no better choice for this project than Globecast and AsiaSat. Through our partnership with them, we can now deliver our content further across Asia, without hassle or worry.”

Added Biliana Pumpalovic, general director at Globecast in Russia (pictured), added: “We have a very well established relationship with AsiaSat and this deal is another example of the benefits to broadcasters that this brings. We also have significant reach across the Russian market, working with a variety of channels. We are very pleased to see this expand even further with our increased partnership with RTR-Planeta, providing it with great reach across Asia to Russians living there.”
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