MEASAT Satellite Systems has announced the launch of Himalaya TV HD (“HTV”) for distribution across Nepal and Asia Pacific via the MEASAT-3 satellite. HTV, founded in 2010 is a Kathmandu-based private television company of Nepal. HTV produces news and entertainment programs that raises awareness of human issues and embraces the diverse needs of a multicultural society. “We are pleased to collaborate with HTV to distribute Himalaya HD to audience across Nepal and Asia Pacific,” said Yau Chyong Lim, Chief Operating Officer, MEASAT. “The addition of Himalaya HD, the latest HD and widely embraced infotainment channel in Nepal, greatly enhances the line-up of high quality HD genres on our key video slot at 91.5°E.” “It gives me immense pleasure that Himalaya HD are on the MEASAT platform”, said Dharma Raj Bhusal, Chairman, HTV. “MEASAT-3 was selected for distribution because of its excellent coverage, reliability and expanding presence in the region’s HD video neighbourhood.” The addition of Himalaya HD regional feed increases MEASAT’s video neighbourhood in Nepal to 8 channels featuring news, general entertainment and factual programming. 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.