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Asiasat, Globecast distribute Russian language content on Asiasat 5

MUMBAI: Asian satellite operator Asiasat and global media solutions provider Globecast, have reached an agreement to deliver RTR-Planeta Asia to viewers via AsiaSat 5. The deal continues expanding the exposure of Russian-language programming available in the Asia-Pacific region.
Russian television channel RTR-Planeta strengthens its reach across Asia through a new partnership with Globecast for content management services and AsiaSat for Asia’s most popular international satellite TV platform. An international service owned by the Russian state television and radio broadcaster VGTRK, RTR-Planeta Asia provides cultural and prime time news, sports, movies and documentary films.
The new agreement demonstrates AsiaSat 5’s extensive coverage and powerful penetration across Asia and Australasia. The satellite operator is gathering momentum in further expanding its Russian TV neighbourhood, serving Russian-speaking viewers residing across the Asia-Pacific region.
Globecast is providing RTR-Planeta with complete distribution services to the channel via this deal, including across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America, building upon Globecast and RTR’s longstanding relationship, which began in 2003.
RTR-Planeta senior legal advisor media Vladimir Zhdanov said, “With the sheer volume of programming we offer, we need technology partners that deliver faultless services, and there is no better choice for this project than Globecast and AsiaSat. Through our partnership with them, we can now deliver our content further across Asia, without hassle or worry.”
Globecast in Russia general director Biliana Pumpalovic said, “We have a very well established relationship with AsiaSat and this deal is another example of the benefits to broadcasters that this brings. We also have significant reach across the Russian market, working with a variety of channels. We are very pleased to see this expand even further with our increased partnership with RTR-Planeta, providing it with great reach across Asia to Russians living there.”
RTR-Planeta is available free to air on Asiasat 5 with the following reception parameters:
Orbital Location: 100.5°E
Transponder: C6H
Downlink Frequency: 3840 MHz
Downlink Polarisation: Horizontal
Transmission Standard: DVB-S2
Compression Standard: MPEG-2
Modulation: 8PSK
Symbol Rate: 29.72 Msym/sec
FEC: 5/6