MEASAT Wins “APSCC 2019 Young Talent Award” Twice In A Row
Kuala Lumpur, 2 December 2019 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) celebrates a back-to-back win as it announced today that Vinothan Nadarajah, MEASAT’s Assistant Manager, Business Development and Strategic Planning was selected as the winner of the 2019 Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (“APSCC”) Young Talent Award. This is the second year in a row that MEASAT was recognized in developing some of the brightest talent for the development of future technology leaders.
Vinothan, a rising talent with 11 years of experience in the satellite communications industry was acknowledged at the organization’s third Young Talent Award at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of the APSCC’s 2019 Satellite Conference and Exhibition. The award, presented by Gregg Daffner, President of APSCC, on 21 November 2019 recognizes Vinothan’s contribution and achievements in leading the initiatives of Malaysia’s first satellite-based consumer broadband service, which enabled thousands of unserved Malaysian to receive broadband connectivity for the very first time.
The APSCC Young Talent Award is part of the APSCC efforts to ensure a healthy future for the satellite industry and to attract and retain young talent. The Award is presented to give the best of the young staff encouragement and public recognition of their contributions to the Asia- Pacific satellite and space community.
“Vinothan receiving the award from Gregg Daffner, President, APSCC”
BBC Studios renews distribution deal with MEASAT in partnership with Globecast
Kuala Lumpur, 15 October 2019 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd., (MEASAT), in partnership with Globecast, has announced today that BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, has renewed its agreement to distribute its BBC channels across Asia via the MEASAT-3 satellite.
“We are delighted to continue the partnership with Globecast, supporting BBC Studio’s channel distribution across Asia,” said Yau Chyong Lim, Chief Operating Officer, MEASAT. “This service extension with MEASAT and Globecast shows the strength of our 91.5°E video neighbourhood for broadcasters.”
The channels include BBC Earth HD, which inspires audiences by sharing the incredible wonders of the universe; CBeebies HD, which provides pre- school age programming to encourage learning through play; and BBC Lifestyle Asia, which provides a wealth of inspiration for home, family and life.
Globecast provides MEASAT satellite capacity, ground and uplink services to BBC Studios, carrying these channels to viewers across the Asian market.
Shakunt Malhotra, Managing Director, Globecast, said, “We have a longstanding, productive partnership with MEASAT in Asia, delivering channels across the region and we are pleased that BBC Studios has chosen to renew their services with us.”
“With MEASAT and Globecast, we have found strong and reliable partners for the distribution of BBC channels into Asia,” said Shad Hashmi, SVP, BBC Studios. “MEASAT and Globecast have addressed our business needs and we look forward to continue partnering with them in the years to come.”
MEASAT-3 is collocated with the MEASAT-3a and MEASAT-3b satellites at Asia’s prime video hot slot of 91.5°E. The three satellites form the region’s strongest video neighbourhood, providing UHD, HD and SD channels across Asia, Australia, East Africa and Eastern Europe. The MEASAT fleet will be further strengthened with the addition of MEASAT-3d in 2021.