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AsiaSat provides live coverage of Rio 2016

Starting from today’s opening ceremony and continuing non-stop until the closing of the Olympic Games on 21 August, Asia’s premier satellite operator Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd will be providing multiple transponders on AsiaSat 5 along with uplinking services to deliver live Olympic TV coverage to right holders in the Asia-Pacific.

More than 11,000 athletes from over 200 countries and regions will take part in Rio 2016. Rio is the first South American city to host the Olympic Games, with Golf rejoining the Games after 112 years and Rugby Sevens being included for the first time.

AsiaSat has over 25 years of experience in providing distribution services to broadcasters and video service providers for live sports coverage, from the 1990 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China to the more recent FIFA World Cup Brazil, Winter Olympics, Commonwealth Games and major European football tournaments in HD and UHD formats.