AsiaSat has entered into a contract with FOX International Channels (FIC) to provide one-stop broadcast service including compression, uplink, play-out service, monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting for all of the FIC’s top-rated HD and SD channels.
A new broadcast center, staffed by AsiaSat, was established to host FIC’s equipment and to provide 24x7 broadcast operations for the strong FIC channel bouquet available across Asia and the Middle East. The top-rated channels in the FIC network, which feature Asia’s leading Chinese and Hollywood movies, US TV series, documentaries and Asian entertainment, are delivered in both HD and SD formats to 13 markets in these two regions, reaching over 550 million cumulative viewers.
The operations were previously handled by FIC out of its Hunghom location. By outsourcing the broadcast operations to AsiaSat, FIC can focus more on its core business of expanding its channel portfolio across genres, and launching channels and services faster in current and emerging markets in Asia.