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AsiaSat to distribute Edge Sport HD

Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) has announced a deal with Encompass Media to distribute Edge Sport HD, a 24-hour action sports channel, on its DVB-S2 MCPC platform, operated from Hong Kong.

Edge Sport, first distributed in 2012, is the first 24-hour premium action sports HD channel tailored for the Asian market. The channel offers action sports content such as surfing, snowboarding, BMX, mountain biking, skateboarding, supercross, skiing, base jumping, freestyle motocross and wakeboarding.

AsiaSat will provide uplinking and transmission services to all major terrestrial TV networks and pay TV platforms across Asia, Middle East and Australasia.