MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. announced today an agreement with Nepal Digital Services Pvt. Ltd, to broadcast four (4) free-to-air video channels across Nepal on MEASAT-3 at 91.5°E.
The four channels, which have already begun transmission, are AP1HD, BTV Business, TV Today and TV Filmy.
Nepal is currently digitalising its broadcast services in accordance with the initiative by the Nepalese government.
“AP1TV is excited to work with MEASAT and bring newly digitalised content to Nepal. Currently our channels are broadcast across only Nepal but with MEASAT-3’s global beam, we can take our content to Nepalese diaspora across the Asia Pacific and Middle East,” said Laxmi Prasad Paudyal, Managing Director of Nepal Digital Services Pvt. Ltd. “In MEASAT we have found a partner that clearly understands our goals and has a very strong support system that works well with our team to find solutions across the ecosystem that we operate in.”
“MEASAT looks forward to playing a key role in Nepal’s digital transformation by supporting the local broadcast industry with our expertise and customised solutions,” said Raj Malik, Senior Vice President – Sales, MEASAT.
The 91.5°E prime video hot slot is home to the MEASAT-3, MEASAT-3a and MEASAT3b satellites, forming the region’s strongest video neighbourhood. From 91.5°E, MEASAT supports broadcasters and DTH operators to distribute UHD, HD and SD channels to audiences across Asia, Australia, East Africa and South-Eastern Europe.