AsiaSat, Indiasign sign deal to launch MCPC platform
Thursday - Jun 28, 2007 Correspondent
Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat), Asia's leading satellite operator and Indiasign, a broadcast services provider has signed a collaboration agreement to jointly launch a C-band MCPC (Multiple Channels per Carrier) platform.

The service will offer premier broadcasters one-stop transmission solution to distribute television and radio services to cable and satellite networks, terrestrial stations, hotels and individual home viewers across Asia and Australasia.

This new MCPC platform on AsiaSat 2 will be operated by Indiasign's teleport in New Delhi where it will provide uplink and distribution services to Indian broadcasters through AsiaSat's C-band transponder capacity on AsiaSat 2.

"We are very excited to have forged a new partnership with Asia's leading satellite operator to offer premium broadcast solution to broadcasters in India. AsiaSat operates a very successful satellite fleet that enjoys the best audience access in India and across Asia with premier broadcasters Star, Zee and Sahara One onboard. We look forward to launching this new AsiaSat 2 MCPC platform from our New Delhi teleport to offer broadcasters in India the highest quality and most reliable satellite uplink and distribution solutions for accessing the massive audiences in India and beyond," said Anoop Bhatia, Chief Operating Officer of Indiasign.

"We are very pleased that we have further expanded our service portfolio to Indian broadcasters through our collaboration with Indiasign. India has Asia's most exciting broadcast market and we see a surge in demand from local broadcasters for more comprehensive and cost effective broadcast solutions. The launch of this new MCPC platform will meet the requirements of broadcasters in India and at the same time further expand AsiaSat's exciting line up of South Asian programming," said Peter Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat.