Phoenix Satellite TV Purchases C-band Capacity on AsiaSat 3S

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AsiaSat 3S footprint. Photo: AsiaSat

[Via Satellite 12-19-13] Phoenix TV has signed a contract for one C-band transponder on AsiaSat’s AsiaSat 3S satellite to deliver up to 3 High Definition (HD) and 3 Standard Definition (SD) television channels starting on Jan. 1, 2014.

New channels will include Phoenix TV’s flagship channel Phoenix Chinese, information and finance news channel Phoenix Infonews, and Cantonese language HD channel Phoenix Hong Kong, to be joined by family movie entertainment SD channel Phoenix Movies on May 1, 2014.

In addition to C-band capacity on AsiaSat 3S, AsiaSat will provide uplinking and transmission services from its Tai Po Earth Station in Hong Kong, allowing Phoenix TV to distribute its new programs to viewers across the Asia-Pacific region.

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