AsiaSat, Globecast Deliver Russian Channel “RTR-Planeta Asia”

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) and global media solutions provider, Globecast, have reached an agreement to deliver “RTR-Planeta Asia” to viewers across Asia.

An international service owned by the Russian state television and radio broadcaster VGTRK, RTR-Planeta Asia provides cultural and prime time news, sports, movies and documentary films. The new delivery agreement will see Globecast provide content management services while AsiaSat will deliver the channel via AsiaSat 5. 

Vladimir Zhdanov, Senior Legal Advisor Media at RTR-Planeta says, “With the sheer volume of programming we offer, we need technology partners that deliver faultless services, and there is no better choice for this project than Globecast and AsiaSat. Through our partnership with them, we can now deliver our content further across Asia, without hassle or worry.”

Biliana Pumpalovic, General Director at Globecast in Russia says, “We have a very well established relationship with AsiaSat and this deal is another example of the benefits to broadcasters that this brings. We also have significant reach across the Russian market, working with a variety of channels. We are very pleased to see this expand even further with our increased partnership with RTR-Planeta, providing it with great reach across Asia to Russians living there.”

Barrie Woolston, Chief Commercial Officer of AsiaSat, says, “Our ever strengthening partnership with Globecast continues to deliver quality solutions for broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific, and we are very pleased to once again expand our service to the Russian-speaking community across the region with the new delivery of RTR-Planeta Asia on AsiaSat 5.”

“RTR-Planeta” is available free-to-air on AsiaSat 5 with the following reception parameters:

  • Orbital Location: 100.5°E
  • Transponder: C6H
  • Downlink Frequency: 3840 MHz
  • Downlink Polarisation: Horizontal
  • Transmission Standard: DVB-S2
  • Compression Standard: MPEG-2
  • Modulation: 8PSK
  • Symbol Rate: 29.72 Msym/sec
  • FEC: 5/6

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