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MEASAT strengthens African video neighbourhood with CBS Reality

MEASAT Satellite and RR Media have announced the launch of the CBS Reality channel across the African continent. The channel is available to Pay TV operators from AFRICASAT-1a satellite at 46.0°E.

CBS Reality is an award winning channel featuring compelling documentaries and hard-hitting real life dramas.

“With MEASAT we are creating a premium selection of Tier One channels that we are able to offer to Pay TV operators and cable providers across the African continent. We are happy to work with MEASAT to offer the most comprehensive channel line-up in order to add value to operators,” said Shlomi Izkovitz, VP Global Sales, RR Media.

“MEASAT is pleased to partner with RR Media again to deliver premium video content to Africa,” said Yau Chyong Lim, Chief Commercial Officer, MEASAT. “With our strengths and partnerships, Pay TV operators are increasingly attracted to our video neighbourhood. MEASAT is on track to build 46.0°E as Africa’s leading video hotslot.”

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The AFRICASAT-1a satellite provides high powered C-band beams with excellent look angles across the African continent and island nations. Through this and great brand recognition with a strong channel line-up, AFRICASAT-1a is increasingly preferred by channel operators and content providers.

The MEASAT satellite fleet includes the state-of-the-art MEASAT-3, MEASAT-3a and MEASAT-3b satellites co-located at 91.5°E, supporting Asia’s premium DTH and video distribution neighborhood; MEASAT-2 at 148.0°E; and, MEASAT-5 at 119.5°E. In Africa, the AFRICASAT-1a satellite at 46.0°E provides satellite capacity across the African continent with connectivity to Europe, the Middle East, Malaysia and Singapore. The MEASAT fleet will be further strengthened early 2018 with the addition of MEASAT-2a at 148.0°E.

Working with a select group of world-class partners, MEASAT also provides a complete range of broadcast and telecommunications solutions. Services include UHD/HD and SD video play-out, video turnaround, co-location, uplinking, broadband and IP termination services.