WarnerMedia chooses AsiaSat to distribute HD channels in Asia-Pac | Satellite | News | Rapid TV News
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Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company has been selected by WarnerMedia as a strategic partner for regional distribution of its flagship high-definition services via its AsiaSat 7 craft at 105.5°E, said to be the world’s most watched orbital slot.

AsiaSat Warner 18June2019Since 1999, AsiaSat has been distributing a total of five WarnerMedia SD channels on AsiaSat 7 and previously on AsiaSat 3S. Since transmission, these channels have gained access to hundreds of rebroadcast networks and hotel networks across the Asia-Pacific region.

From September 2019, AsiaSat 7 will carry a total of eight HD and three SD channels of content from news, entertainment, to children, films and drama. Channels include CNN International, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Warner TV in Asia-Pac, as well as HBO HD in South Asia.

Migration of services to HD is planned to be completed in the next few months. To allow a smooth migration to HD service for its rebroadcast affiliates including pay-TV platforms and hotel networks across Asia Pacific, WarnerMedia has announced that it will migrate its HD services and consolidate them into its existing SD platform on AsiaSat 7.

“The migration allows us to upgrade and streamline our services at the same time,” commented James Crossland, senior vice president of international operations for WarnerMedia parent Turner. “Working together with AsiaSat, the new arrangement also allows us to offer our regional broadcast partners the chance for their viewers to enjoy our channels in HD.”