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ABS signs a multi-year broadcast solution agreement with FIC

Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and FOX International Channels Philippines Corporation (FIC) signed a multi-year and multi-million dollar contract agreement for MCPC services, playout and satellite capacity on ABS-1 and ABS-2 satellites.

This service will start second half of 2013 on ABS-1 satellite and will transition to ABS-2 after it is launched later this year.

ABS has made a significant investment on the ground infrastructure and in the installation of digital television playout facilities in Subic Bay, Philippines as well as Hong Kong. ABS is able to support FIC’s playout requirements with the most advanced automation systems, playout servers, encoders, multiplexing and encryption systems in the industry.

“ABS is very excited to collaborate with FIC, Asia’s leading pay-TV operator with our premier Asian platform on ABS-1 and with pre-commitments on ABS-2. Philippines is an emerging broadcasting market in South East Asia and we see there will be more players looking at developing localized feed for the Philippines for their channels,” said Tom Choi, CEO of ABS.