Raajje TV joins Asiasat 5

MUMBAI: Maldives broadcaster Raajje Television has signed a lease agreement for C-band capacity on Asiasat 5 to distribute a Dhivehi language news channel across the country and the Asia-Pacific region.

Raajje TV is distributed free to air, to cable operators, hotels, resorts and home viewers throughout the 120 inhabited islands of the Maldives. With AsiaSat 5, Raajje TV also reaches all major Asian TV networks, hotel networks and TV viewers under the satellite’s pan Asian C-band footprint.

Raajje TV chairman Akram Kamaludeen said, “Asiasat 5’s excellent power and the use of high order modulation technology allow our channel to be distributed to cable operators and home viewers across the country cost effectively. We also appreciate the ability of reaching out to Dhivehi communities in the South Asia region through AsiaSat 5, one of the fastest growing South Asian TV platforms in Asia”.

Asiasat president, CEO William Wade said, “We welcome Raajje TV on board and are pleased to add the first Dhivehi language channel to our satellite platform, to serve the Maldives and the Dhivehi speaking population living in South Asia. The addition of Raajje TV to Asiasat 5’s South Asian TV neighbourhood underlines our value in providing cost effective distribution solutions to broadcasters and content providers, for both domestic and overseas broadcasting.”

Raajje TV is available in Asiasat 5 with the following reception parameters:
Orbital Location : 100.5 degrees East
Transponder : C2H
Frequency : 3683 MHz
Video Format : MPEG-4 DVB-S2
Polarisation : Horizontal
Modulation : 8PSK
Symbol Rate : 1.44 Msym/sec
FEC : 3/5

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