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AsiaSat signs deal for 2014 Asian Games

One of Asia’s leading satellite operators, AsiaSat, has signed a deal to provide transponder capacity to Globecast and ktsat to support live coverage of the 2014 Asian Games.

The 2014 Asian Games, featuring 439 events in 36 sports, will be held in Incheon, South Korea, from 19 September to 4 October, and AsiaSat will supply C-band capacity on AsiaSat 4, AsiaSat 5 and AsiaSat 7 for television feeds, enabling viewers to watch the Games on TV or real-time on their mobile devices.

William Wade, President and Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat, said: “The 2014 sports calendar has been one of the busiest and most exciting for AsiaSat. Following the Winter Olympics in Sochi and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, we are proud of the key role AsiaSat will play in broadcasting the 2014 Asian Games across the Asia-Pacific region.”

“In 1990, when China hosted the 11th Asian Games in Beijing, AsiaSat provided capacity on the company’s first satellite AsiaSat 1, for telecasting China’s first large-scale international sports event. With the region-wide coverage of our growing fleet and our ubiquitous access to all leading free-to-air TV broadcasters and pay-TV platforms, we are confident that our service quality and reliability will provide a fantastic viewing experience to viewers across Asia,” Mr Wade added.