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France 24 launches maiden HD service on AsiaSat 5

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MUMBAI: France 24 has launched its first HD service in the world on AsiaSat 5. This marks a milestone for the expanded partnership between France 24 and AsiaSat and their continued commitment to bringing quality international television from France to the Asia-Pacific.

France 24 and AsiaSat have been partners since 2009 when France 24 launched its English language news channel into Asia. In 2010, France 24 further expanded its service with the addition of its French channel on AsiaSat 5. Through AsiaSat 5, France 24 now has access to more than 60 million TV households and close to 300,000 hotel guest rooms in Asia through key carriage agreements with major Asian cable networks, DTH and IPTV platforms, and hotels.

Broadcasting since 1 September, this new HD service transmits free-to-air in English, offering Asian viewers a brand new viewing experience of high quality culture, international news and current events from a French perspective.

Receive France 24’s HD and SD channels free-to-air on AsiaSat 5 (100.5°E) in C-band with the following reception parameters:

Reception Parameters

FRANCE 24 HD

FRANCE 24 SD (English & French

channels)

Transponder

C11H

C10H

Downlink Frequency

4040 MHz

4000 MHz

Downlink Polarisation

Horizontal

Horizontal

Transmission Standard

DVB-S2

DVB-S

Compression Standard

MPEG-4

MPEG-2

Modulation

8PSK

QPSK

Symbol Rate

29.72 Msym/sec

28.125 Msym/sec

FEC

5/6

3/4

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