MEASAT Satellite Systems announced the addition of tvN HD from FOX International Channels ("FIC") to the MEASAT-3/3a video neighborhood, bringing to 21 the number of HD channels on the platform.
tvN (Total Variety Network) is a leading Asian channel that offers 6,000+ hours of diverse content from drama, variety show, K-pop, E-news, reality and lifestyle. The programs hosted by famous Korean celebrities, feature trend-setting programming based upon aspects of Korean popular culture most appealing to today's young audience. tvN HD will be subtitled in English, Chinese and Malay; and dubbed in Cantonese, Mandarin and Thai. The channel will be distributed together with the popular National Geographic Channel HD, Nat Geo Wild HD and Fox Family Movies HD in the FIC network on MEASAT's HD platform.
The addition of tvN HD solidifies FIC as Asia's largest HD service provider. Currently FIC has 15 HD channels across genres such as factual, American and Chinese entertainment, as well as Hollywood movies reaching more than 11 million homes in Asia Pacific and Middle East.
The MEASAT-3 satellite is co-located with MEASAT-3a at the 91.5°E orbital hot slot. Both satellites provide premium video services across the region. The orbital slot will be further strengthened in 2013 with the addition of MEASAT-3b satellite.