TV5Monde hops aboard AsiaSat 5 for Asia-Pacific HD coverage


Rebecca Hawkes

| 01 October 2015

French language network TV5Monde and AsiaSat have entered a long time agreement for the broadcast of TV5Monde Asie HD and TV5Monde Style HD channels across the Asia-Pacific.

TV5Monde Style HD was launched on AsiaSat 5 earlier this year, though this agreement extends the service agreement originally entered into by the Hong Kong-based satellite operator and the TV network.

TV5Monde Asie HD shows 18 daily news bulletins, films and TV series, entertainment programmes, documentaries, cultural shows and international sports coverage, all in French with subtitles in English, French, Vietnamese and Russian. The standard definition version of the channel is already available across the Asia-Pacific via the AsiaSat 7 satellite.

"Over the past two decades, AsiaSat has proven to be our most preferred satellite partner as it offers Asia's most popular broadcast platforms for ubiquitous audience access across the region. We are delighted to expand our strong partnership with AsiaSat to broadcast more compelling and high-quality HD French programming in Asia," said Yves Bigot, CEO, TV5Monde.

"We look forward to continuing our support for TV5Monde with superior coverage, audience access and value added services for years to come," added Sabrina Cubbon, vice president, marketing and global accounts, AsiaSat.