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BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, has renewed its agreement to distribute its BBC channels across Asia via the MEASAT Satellite Systems MEASAT-3 satellite.
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The deal was completed by in partnership with global media services provider Globecast which provides MEASAT with satellite capacity, ground and uplink services to BBC Studios, carrying channels including BBC Earth HD, CBeebies HD and BBC Lifestyle Asia to viewers across the Asian market.

MEASAT-3 is collocated with the MEASAT-3a and MEASAT-3b satellites at Asia’s prime video hot spot of 91.5°E. The three satellites, claimed to form the region’s strongest video neighbourhood, provide Ultra HD, HD and SD channels across Asia, Australia, East Africa and Eastern Europe. The MEASAT fleet will be further strengthened with the addition of MEASAT-3d in 2021.

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

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

“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,” remarked Globecast managing director Shakunt Malhotra.