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/24-7PressRelease/ - May 08, 2006 - Eutelsat, one of the world's leading satellite operators, is reaffirming its commitment to the Asian communications market with its participation at this year's Broadcast Asia, Asia's premier broadcasting and multimedia technology event.
In order to strengthen its commercial proposal to the Asian broadcasting market Eutelsat has joined forces with RRSat, a leading provider of end-to-end transmission and production services. Using a digital video platform located in Israel that uses Ku-band capacity on Eutelsat's W5 satellite, Eutelsat and RRSat can offer content providers an efficient and reliable means for reaching DTH, cable headends, hotel and conference centres in south-east Asia. In addition to geographic reach, RRSat offers broadcasters network engineering and custom-tailored end-to-end solutions including conditional access and standards conversion. International broadcasters who have already selected the platform as their preferred point of entry into south-east Asia include EuroNews, Trace TV and World Fashion Channel.
Eutelsat broadcasts more than 1,800 television channels and 900 radio stations to an audience of 120 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Public and private broadcasters using capacity include. Eutelsat, as a pioneer in satellite broadcasting and broadband services, is actively involved in supporting the development of digital broadcasting services in Asia. Through satellites located in the orbital arc from 15 degrees West to 70.5 degrees East, Eutelsat provides a flexible in-orbit resource with superior coverages that enable free-to-air channels and pay-TV operators to reach satellite and cable homes in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, large parts of Asia and the Americas.
Tel: + 972 8 86 10 000
Press Contacts Eutelsat
Vanessa O'Connor, Fr d rique Gautier
Tel: + 33 1 53 98 38 88
EUTELSAT AT BROADCAST ASIA
20-23 June, Singapore Expo Hall 7 and 8
(Eutelsat stand: 7M3-09, hall 7)
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