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AsiaSat wins contract renewals from EBU

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator, announced that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has signed long-term contract renewals for two C-band transponders on AsiaSat 5. Furthermore, a new contract was signed to secure additional AsiaSat 5 capacity to support EBU’s substantial growth of media content delivery services in the Asia-Pacific region.

These contracts confirm and further extend the existing long-standing relationship between the two companies, which began in 1999. AsiaSat 5 is now an integral part of the EBU’s global content delivery network which distributes entertainment, culture and music content, and live sports and news events such as the Olympics, World Cup, and the UEFA Champions League from Europe and across Asia.

The EBU will continue to use AsiaSat 5 to serve its members and media organisations with broadcast services, while the capacity expansion is set to boost its ability to meet the growing demand for content distribution in the Asia region.