Afghan channel Zhwandoon TV to be beamed via AsiaSat 3S

MUMBAI: Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) has signed a lease agreement with Zhwandoon Radio Television Network of Afghanistan for C-band capacity on AsiaSat 3S to distribute Zhwandoon TV.

Zhwandoon TV has commenced free-to-air broadcasting on AsiaSat 3S, offering programming in the Pashto and Dari languages, with content ranging from news, entertainment, sports, music, religious to social, educational and political programmes.
Through AsiaSat 3S‘s access across the Asia Pacific, Zhwandoon TV will reach all broadcast networks and audiences in Afghanistan besides Central Asia, Middle East, South Asia and other parts of Asia Pacific.

"We are excited to put our service on AsiaSat 3S that delivers our programming effectively to the entire country and takes our services abroad, serving overseas audience in more 50 countries and regions across the Asia Pacific. AsiaSat 3S is the region‘s most popular satellite for programme distribution. Its excellent penetration into rebroadcast networks in our country and in Asia will help increase our local and overseas viewership," said Zhwandoon TV Chief Executive Professor Mohammad Ismael Yoon.

"We are very pleased to announce the addition of Zhwandoon TV to AsiaSat 3S‘s exciting portfolio of Pashto and Dari language programming. AsiaSat 3S‘s leading position in distributing a wide range of programming to an audience of different cultures in Asia is well recognised and appreciated by broadcasters from all over the world," said AsiaSat President and CEO William Wade.

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