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AsiaSat brings high definition coverage of Brazil World Cup

AsiaSat is carrying all 64 matches of the Brazil World Cup in high definition for the European Broadcasting Union.

AsiaSat 5 is also carrying all the ultra high definition television (HDTV) 4K production of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with 4K live coverage of matches on 28 June (Round of 16), 4 July (Quarter-Final) and the Final on 13 July.

EBU Director of Network Graham Warren says: “AsiaSat has been our long-term partner in bringing top quality sports events to their eligible rights-owners broadcasters in the Asia Pacific. We are delighted to work further with AsiaSat for this live 4K transmission of the FIFA World Cup.”

William Wade, President and Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat, adds: “We are excited to be the Asian leg of this 4K global delivery network in addition to the HD television coverage of the 2014 World Cup. We are pleased to be selected by EBU to deliver this high quality leading-edge 4K coverage of this huge global sporting event.”