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Measat to Distribute TV5Monde HD Channel Worldwide

By Katie Kriz | March 21, 2014
Measat 3's Global C-band Beam Measat

Measat 3’s Global C-band Beam. Photo: Measat

[Via Satellite 03-21-2014] Measat Satellite Systems has signed an agreement with Globecast and TV5Monde to upgrade the TV5Monde channel from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD). Measat will distribute the upgraded HD channel via Measat 3’s global C-band beam, covering 102 countries across the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa.

TV5Monde switched for HD production and broadcast this year, with programming including 18 daily newscasts, subtitled films and series, entertainment programs, documentaries, cultural programs and international sports coverage.

“Measat is pleased to support Globecast and TV5Monde, whose decision affirms 91.5 degrees east as the first-choice for Asian HD distribution,” said Raj Malik, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Measat.