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Brunei?s RTB International using Asiasat to expand presence across Asia

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MUMBAI: Asian satellite operator Asiasat and Brinei's pubcaster Radio Television Brunei (RTB) gave signed a lease agreement.
This is for the use of C-band capacity on Asiasat 2 for free to air distribution of the ?RTB International? channel, serving viewers in Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.

RTB International has commenced broadcasting on Asiasat 2. It offers programming in Malay and English languages 24 hours a day on a range of content including news, current affairs, religious, dramas, musicals, game shows, documentaries, sports, magazines and educational programmes.

?We are very excited to expand our broadcast service to the whole of Asia, and further to the Middle East and Australasia via Asiasat 2. We have been using Asiasat 2 for the Asiavision daily television news exchange service with many other Asian broadcasters for the last few years.

RTB director Lim Sam Lee says, "We are very satisfied with Asiasat 2?s service and we found it a very popular satellite among Asia?s leading broadcasters. Our launch of service on Asiasat 2 would enhance our capability to access more viewers across the Asia Pacific region and to introduce to international audiences the socio-economic and cultural development in Brunei Darussalam?.

Asia CEO Peter Jackson says, ?We are very pleased to have RTB International on Asiasat 2. The introduction of this channel further strengthens Asiasat 2?s Asian content offerings. This, along with the other television programming from the Middle East, Europe and the US affirms Asiasat 2?s position of being Asia?s most comprehensive and popular broadcast platform for international broadcasting?.

RTB International will be available on AsiaSat 2 in C-band with the following reception parameters:

Transponder: 5B
Frequency: 3786.5 MHz
Polarisation: Horizontal
Modulation: QPSK
Symbol Rate: 6.00 Msym/sec
FEC: 7/8

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