BT has reached an agreement with Asia’s leading satellite operator, Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) to deliver BBC World Service’s Asia feed of 33 radio channels in 21 languages.
The services will be distributed in C-band on AsiaSat 5 to BBC’s short and medium-wave transmitter sites, as well as to FM partners and re-broadcasters in Asia and Australasia. The services which are tailored to the region constitute an essential part of BBC’s global distribution service and with AsiaSat 5, the BBC services are reaching an ever-growing audience in Asia.
Mark Wilson-Dunn, Vice President of BT Media & Broadcast said, Our successful partnership with AsiaSat enhances our distribution services to BBC in terms of service performance and audience reach in Asia. We look forward to growing our business with AsiaSat”.
William Wade, President and Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat said, “We thank BT and BBC for choosing AsiaSat as their long-term satellite partner for the distribution of services in Asia”, while Nigel Fry, Head of Distribution for BBC World Service Group also praised the partnership: “We are pleased to have BT and AsiaSat’s support in enhancing the distribution network for our radio and television services in Asia.