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29th KOBA Show Held in Seoul Korea

The 29th International Broadcast Audio & Lighting Equipment (KOBA) Show was held at the Convention & Exhibition Center Hall, Seoul on 22-25 May. It showcased the next generation broadcast services and the future of image, sound and lighting industry. In particular, during the KOBA Show, international broadcasting technology conferences were hosted by KOBETA (The Korea Broadcasting Engineers & Technicians Association) and the sound-related technical expert seminar was organized by KASA (Korea Association of Sound Artists) and Acoustical Society of Korea. 

It also featured a Personal Media Pavilion & Seminar, HiFi Audio Show, Media Contents Creation Zone and Underwater Drone Zone. The show organizers expressed their appreciation to the 906 companies from 35 countries who participated in KOBA 2019 and hoped that KOBA was the right platform to widen their business relationship with Korean and other international buyers. In total, 43,905 participants visited KOBA 2019 over the four days.                                                          



Himalaya HD bolsters MEASAT’s HD Video Neighbourhood

Kuala Lumpur, 4 March 2019 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today the launch of Himalaya TV HD (“HTV”) for distribution across Nepal and Asia Pacific via the MEASAT-3 satellite.

Principal Engineer Awarded
2018 APSCC Young Talent Award/Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Scholarship

Kuala Lumpur, 22 October 2018 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today that Conrad Chee, MEASAT’s Principal Engineer, Spectrum Management was selected as the winner of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (“APSCC”) Young Talent Award and the recipient of a full scholarship for the 2019 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Programme.

MEASAT Expands Its Video Neighborhood in South Asia
Kuala Lumpur, 2 July 2018 - MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today that it has expanded its video neighborhood in South Asia with the distribution of News24, Sagarmatha TV and Prime TV.

Encompass Digital Media Strengthens Partnership with MEASAT 
Global media services provider adds 8 channels to 91.5°E video neighbourhood 

Kuala Lumpur, 25 April 2017 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced that Encompass Digital Media (“Encompass”) is expanding their presence on MEASAT’s leading 91.5°E video neighbourhood. 

New UHD HDR Transmission using Hybrid-Log Gamma (HLG) at ABU DBS 2017
HLG standard simplifies HDR for broadcast television 

Kuala Lumpur, 07 March 2017 – A pioneering showcase of cutting-edge video broadcast technology will be on display in ABU DBS 2017 (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Digital Broadcasting Symposium) from 6 – 9 March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Six (6) leading industry players – ATEME, BBright, Binasat Sdn. Bhd. (“Binasat”), Celebrities Management Private Limited (“Celebrities Management”), Cisco and MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) will be collaborating to transmit via satellite UHD/4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) content using the HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) standard. 

MEASAT Named Regional Operator of the Year
KUALA LUMPUR, 21 September 2016: MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”)
announced the company had been named "Regional Operator of the Year" in Euroconsult's 13th Annual Awards for Excellence in Satellite Communications.

MEASAT and Globecast Bring Four (4) BBC Channels to Asia 
Kuala Lumpur, 01 August 2016 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today an agreement with Globecast Asia (“Globecast”) and BBC Worldwide (“BBC”) to distribute four (4) BBC channels via the MEASAT-3 satellite. 

eGG, South East Asia’s First eSports Channel, now Available via MEASAT 
Kuala Lumpur, 1 July 2016 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd (“MEASAT”) announced today the launch of eGG, or “Every Good Game”, South East Asia’s first dedicated 24/7 HD eSports channel. The channel is now available to Pay TV operators via MEASAT-3a at 91.5°E.

PLANETCAST Partners with MEASAT to Offer New Video Distribution Services 

Kuala Lumpur, 16 June 2016 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd (“MEASAT”) and PLANETCAST Media Services Limited (“PLANETCAST”) – formerly Essel Shyam Communication Ltd. – announced an agreement providing PLANETCAST with premium video distribution services across India. The agreement looks to increase in particular HD and 4K/UHD offerings in India with the potential to expand across the Asia Pacific. 

Next Generation UHDTV on Display at CommunicAsia 2016
MEASAT, ATEME, BBright, MStar and Newtec to deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) UHD TV over satellite
– the future of Ultra High Definition 

MEASAT Strengthens African Video Neighbourhood with CBS Reality
5 May 2016 - MEASAT

Clubbing TV Now Available on MEASAT
26 April 2016 - MEASAT

MEASAT Builds Asian UHD Neighbourhood  
1 April 2016 - MEASAT

MEASAT Appoints Prashant Butani as Senior Sales Director – South Asia
18 December 2015

MEASAT  Awarded “Malaysia’s Best Employer” for Second Year 
13 November 2015 - MEASAT

MEASAT Appoints Santosh Desai as Sales Director – Africa
28 September 2015 - MEASAT

Fashion One Launches First UHD Fashion Channel, Fashion One 4K, Worldwide with MEASAT
Now broadcasting across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Australia and East Africa, revolutionizing the world of fashion and entertainment 
1 September 2015 - MEASAT

Bright Lights Media Selects Globecast and MEASAT for Media Management, Playout and Distribution Services 
17 June 2015 - MEASAT

Dolby and VIZIO Transform the Living Room Experience with Dolby Vision on the VIZIO Reference Series 
13 April 2015 - MEASAT

Digital Radio MondialeTM (DRM) and Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) ConcludeSuccessful DRM Digital Radio Trial and Workshop
31 March 2015 - MEASAT

iSAT Africa Launches Managed Services Platform on MEASAT Satellite Systems’AFRICASAT-1a 
24 March 2015 - MEASAT

Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) and Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) to Trial DRM Digital Radio in Indonesia
23 March 2015 - Digital Radio Mondiale

North Telecom Selects MEASAT’s AFRICASAT-1a for VSAT Services
16 March 2015 - MEASAT

MEASAT Appoints New Senior Sales Director - Broadcast Sales
26 January 2015 - MEASAT

MEASAT Appoints Vice President - Broadcast
4 December 2014 - MEASAT

Globecast and MEASAT to Distribute HGTV across Asia
27 November 2014 - MEASAT 
Application of NovelSat Technology on AFRICASAT-1a Generates Significant Cost Savings
5 November 2014 - MEASAT
MEASAT-3b Successfully Launched
12 September 2014 - MEASAT

MEASAT-3b Launch Set at 5:21am 12 September MYT
11 September 2014 - MEASAT

Canberra & Darwin digital radio trials extended 
2 September 2014 - Commercial Radio Australia

Onlime Expands Capacity on AFRICASAT-1a 
1 September 2014 - MEASAT

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