Vision Asia selects Telstra for Australia and New Zealand market

MUMBAI: Direct-to-home (DTH) satellite broadcaster, Vision Asia, has selected Telstra to provide managed satellite services for its Australian and New Zealand viewers in a deal worth more than $24 million over 10 years.

Telstra receives the Vision Asia content from its international source, encrypts, encodes and multiplexes at its Perth teleport, and then transmits the complete package to Vision Asia’s customers across Australia and New Zealand.

Telstra Global head of voice, satellite business Peter Hobbs said, “Telstra’s new managed global satellite service offers a quality alternative for Australian broadcasters and continues the company’s growth in its suite of network application and services. Vision Asia will be the first organisation to benefit from Telstra’s DTH broadcast services.”

Telstra’s managed satellite solutions are provided via Telstra’s teleports in Perth, Sydney and Hong Kong. These teleports provide access to a global network of major satellite systems, which enables Telstra satellite customers to efficiently and quickly acquire live international television feeds, as well as a comprehensive suite of other satellite services.

The Vision Asia services are delivered via the IS-19 satellite which utilises advanced, high-powered transponders giving single beam and single footprint coverage of both Australia and New Zealand. Telstra’s platform supports the latest media transmission technologies including DVBS2 and MPEG4, and HD encoding.

According to Vision Asia CEO Gurudutt Satigrama, the Telstra deal is a win-win situation both for his company and his customers. “Through the new Telstra solution, we are able to benefit from not only a higher quality and more efficient international satellite service, but also from the local market service expertise and track record .Telstra has in delivering best in class content distribution and management services to the Australian media Industry."

Telstra Global provides innovative and flexible global communications services and solutions for organisations looking to maximise the benefits of globalisation, particularly across growth regions such as Asia, whilst driving sustainability and enhancing business agility.

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