Measat, Globecast team up for Simply Money

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 18 June 2015

Malaysian satellite operator Measat and media services company Globecast are to distribute a new HD financial channel for Southeast Asia called Simply Money.

To be carried on Measat-3 at 91.5 East, the pay-TV channel, operated by Bright Lights Media, will launch first in the Philippines prior to its regional roll-out.

Globecast will supply end-to-end media management from its media centre in Singapore, providing playout, content preparation and quality control services for Simply Money.

"This deal reinforces Globecast's position as the complete media services company with our highly evolved global expertise across the content and channel preparation sectors. This sits alongside our long-established playout and distribution services and we're very pleased that Simply Money has selected us," said Yew Weng Soo, managing director, Globecast Asia.

Jarod Lopez, vice president broadcast sales, Measat, added: "We are pleased to partner with Globecast in the distribution of Simply Money, which further strengthens Measat's HD bouquet at 91.5 East. The 91.5 East video hot-slot leads Asia with more than 60 distributed HD channels."