Satellites

AsiaSat and Digital Magic join hands to create original UHD content for '4K-SAT'

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/07/29/Untitled-1_37.jpg?itok=0TJGE_iq

MUMBAI: Asia’s premier satellite operator Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) is collaborating with Digital Magic, an industry-leading provider of advanced imaging solutions to co-produce UltraHD (UHD) content for AsiaSat’s UHD channel ‘4K-SAT’, on AsiaSat 4 at 122°E.

The co-production includes a knowledge-based UHD mini-series on satellite communications to provide an easy-to-understand introduction to topics such as how a satellite works, how it serves people and how it is used in broadcasting high quality content.

“Compelling content is the key to drive UHD viewership. Creating original content is the first step of our collaboration with Digital Magic. Digital Magic is an industry renowned content producer in UHD and VR. We look forward to developing more together for our audience in Asia,” said Sabrina Cubbon, Vice President, Marketing and Global Accounts of AsiaSat.

“We are delighted to partner with AsiaSat, Asia’s UHD satellite broadcasting pioneer to create original, insightful content to educate and inform our viewers in the region. Initial content viewing among youth has suggested that this is a meaningful attempt to broaden public interest and knowledge in space and communications,” said Percy Fung, Production Director of Digital Magic.

AsiaSat’s ‘4K-SAT’ channel is currently broadcasting a variety of full UHD content. Major TV

operators in the Asia-Pacific have access to it via AsiaSat 4.

‘4K-SAT’ is available free-to-air on AsiaSat 4 with the following reception parameters: Orbital Location: 122°E
Transponder: A4-C13H Downlink Frequency: 4120 MHz Downlink Polarisation: Horizontal Transmission Standard: DVB-S2
Compression Standard: HEVC Modulation: 8PSK
Symbol Rate: 29.72 Msym/sec

FEC: 5/6

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/01/25/at%26t.jpg?itok=btvY1LN2
AT&T DirecTV’s satellite woes

MUMBAI: What happens when a DTH satellite turns rogue? Well, it has to be sent to the graveyard or junk orbit, which is 300 km above the geostationary orbit (35,786 km above the earth). That’s exactly what the AT&T-owned direct to home service provider DirecTV is dealing with. One of its...

Satellites Satellite Operators
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/01/17/isro2.jpg?itok=4A5q10YS
Arianespace launches GSAT-30 successfully

In the early hours of 17 January 2.35 am IST, Arianespace the commercial arm of the European Space Agency, successfully and flawlessly lifted off its two payloads Eutelsat Konnect and ISRO's GSAT-30, into space from the spaceport of Kourou, French Guiana using its Ariane 5 rocket.

Satellites Satellite Launches
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/01/16/isro.jpg?itok=PuPSyNog
ISRO to replace INSAT-4A with GSAT-30

The location: Kourou, French Guiana. The date: 17 January 2020. The time: 02:35 am IST. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists will be at their consoles, their brows creased in concentration as the countdown for the liftoff off its new generation communication satellite GSAT 30 off...

Satellites Satellite Launches
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/12/16/isro.jpg?itok=ztjW_Pqy
ISRO sees rise in third party satellite launches

MUMBAI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is slowly but surely making its mark as far as its satellite launch services are concerned. Consider: in 2018-19 it pocketed Rs 324.19 crore courtesy its launch capabilities as against Rs 232.56 crore in the year before. That’s a decent 35 per...

Satellites Satellite Operators
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/26/globe.jpg?itok=YsjLi4J0
Globecast introduces virtual networking for high bandwidth IP-over-satellite connectivity for the enterprise market

MUMBAI: Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has announced Globecast Virtual Networking (GCVN), a new service offering that brings two-way, high bandwidth, IP-over-satellite connectivity to the enterprise market. It provides fast, reliable IP connectivity anywhere and anytime where...

Satellites Satellite Operators
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/20/avia.jpg?itok=52JBc-zm
Innovation is key in this age of constant change and disruption

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) welcomed over 180 delegates to the first Satellite Industry Forum (SIF) in Singapore since its rebrand from Casbaa in August 2018. On Monday, CEO Louis Boswell reiterated the importance of AVIA’s continued focus and support of the satellite industry in...

Satellites Satellite Operators
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/18/warner.jpg?itok=heI0hHbH
WarnerMedia chooses AsiaSat as strategic partner for HD channels distribution in Asia Pacific

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator has been selected by WarnerMedia as a strategic partner for distributing regional HD services of CNN International, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Warner TV, as well as HBO HD in South Asia, via AsiaSat 7...

Satellites Satellite Operators
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/18/travelxp.jpg?itok=D_xLnw0n
From India to asia pacific: MEASAT and Travelxp Team up for 4K Asian Distribution

MUMBAI: MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today an agreement with Celebrities Management Private Limited (“CMPL”) to distribute the Travelxp 4K HDR channel across the Asia Pacific. The international travel channel will join MEASAT’s leading UHD video neighbourhood at 91.5°E,...

Satellites Satellite Operators
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/03/SATELLITE-INDUSTRY-FORUM.jpg?itok=Yl1IL-KV
AVIA PRESENTS THE 19TH EDITION OF THE SATELLITE INDUSTRY FORUM

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) will be hosting its annual Satellite Industry Forum (SIF) at the Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore on 17 June 2019. This year, we welcome Steve Collar, President and CEO of SES. Presenting this yeat at the Satellite Industry Forum, hear him live as he gives a...

Satellites Satellite Operators

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required