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Asia Satellite Telec : AsiaSat Broadcasts 2012 London Olympic Games across the Asia Pacific in both SD and HD

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07/27/2012 | 01:47pm CEST
MEDIA RELEASE AsiaSat Broadcasts 2012 London Olympic Games across the Asia Pacific in both SD and HD Hong Kong, 27 July 2012 - Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), Asia's leading satellite operator, is broadcasting live television coverage of the London Olympic Games from today on multiple transponders to Asian broadcasters and viewers.

Over 10,000 athletes from 205 countries will compete in more than 300 events of the
Starting from today's Opening to the Closing ceremony on 12 August, AsiaSat satellites will be used to distribute live coverage of the Olympic Games provided by the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) to the holders of the broadcast rights of the Games. AsiaSat capacity will also be used for contributing live video feeds of broadcasting organisations reporting from the various event locations to their studios in the Asia Pacific.
Sabrina Cubbon, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of AsiaSat said, "We are very pleased to play a contributing role in the world's biggest and most viewed sporting event, delivering live coverage of the Games from London to audience under our footprints. AsiaSat will continue to deliver service with reliability, quality and integrity to broadcasting organisations for this exciting event."
AsiaSat plays a key role in broadcasting major sports tournaments and events across the Asia Pacific. Past events such as UEFA Euro 2012, Wimbledon, French Open, FIFA World Cup, Formula One, Commonwealth Games and UEFA Champions League were all delivered in the Asia Pacific by the AsiaSat fleet.

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About AsiaSat

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), the leading regional satellite operator in Asia, serves over two-thirds of the world's population with its four satellites, AsiaSat 3S at 105.5ºE, AsiaSat 4 at 122ºE, AsiaSat 5 at 100.5ºE and AsiaSat 7. The AsiaSat satellite fleet provides services to both the broadcast and telecommunications industries. Some 500 television and radio channels are now delivered by the company's satellites offering access to over 620 million TV households across the Asia-Pacific region. AsiaSat also provides telecommunications

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operators and end users services such as voice networks, private VSAT networks and broadband multimedia. AsiaSat's latest satellites, AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8, are planned to be launched in the first half of 2014. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 1135). For more information, please visit www.asiasat.com.

For media inquiries please contact:

Sabrina Cubbon, VP Sales and Marketing

Tel: (852) 2500 0899

Mobile: (852) 9097 1210

Email: scubbon@asiasat.com

Winnie Pang, Manager, Corporate Affairs

Tel: (852) 2500 0880

Email: wpang@asiasat.com

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