EMP and Measat Sign Occasional Use Services Deal


Europe Media Port (EMP) and Measat Satellite Systems signed a deal to bring enhanced satellite connectivity between Europe and Asia, the companies announced Oct. 5.

Under the agreement, the companies will offer broadcasters a range of occasional use services and provides connectivity with bandwidth slices from 4.5 to 36 MHz in time increments beginning at 10 minutes. The service will be delivered from a range of European and Atlantic satellites or via fiber networks.

With this new service, Europe and Asia just got a whole lot closer. Looking at Measat-3/-3a we see a great potential for carrying sports feeds, news coverage and special events between these two major TV markets. EMP can downlink feeds from satellites as far away as 45 degrees West and we sit across several major fiber networks.
Our Europe to Asia [occasional use] rates are going to be very attractive, Christopher Slaney, EMP's director of business development, said in a statement.

Measat-3a, launched in June and co-located with Measat-3 at 91.5 degrees East, has been designed to expand video distribution services across the region from Australia across Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and Eastern Europe.