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TV5Monde Style HD Signs Carriage With AsiaSat

Asia’s leading satellite operator Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) announces an agreement for the launch of ‘TV5MONDE Style HD’ a new lifestyle channel from its long-term customer TV5MONDE on AsiaSat 5.

‘TV5MONDE Style HD’ has started 24-hour transmissions via AsiaSat 5 at 100.5°E. This new thematic channel features a wide selection of programmes on fashion, luxury and design trends, food and drink, wine, art of gardens, architecture, cultural and historical heritage. The programmes broadcast in French on ‘TV5MONDE Style HD’ offer subtitles in English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.

“Over the past two decades, AsiaSat has developed a successful partnership with TV5MONDE. The debut of this new HD channel on AsiaSat further strengthens our collaboration and we are proud to be the choice of TV5MONDE for their service expansion. We are committed to working closely with TV5MONDE to ensure a successful rollout of this new service in the Asia Pacific,” said William Wade, President and Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat.

“AsiaSat has been our long standing partner since we launched the first TV5MONDE’s channel for Asia, TV5MONDE Asie in 1996. We are excited to further expand our partnership with AsiaSat with this new thematic HD channel. AsiaSat provides best-in-class satellite platforms and cost efficient transmission solutions. We look forward to introducing Asian viewers to the best ‘art of living’ programming from TV5MONDE productions and our French-speaking partner channels on one of Asia’s leading TV satellites,” said Yves Bigot, Chief Executive Officer of TV5MONDE.

At its launch in Asia, ‘TV5MONDE Style HD’ offers six four-hour blocks of art of living programming per day during the weekdays including Midi en France, programmes on the art of gardening, fashion, luxury and design trends, as well as cooking shows such as Christophe Michalak's cookery contest, Dans la peau d’un chef and Stéphane Bern's Comment ça va bien. During weekends, the channel carries four six-hour blocks of quality programming catering for the family including Des Racines & des ailes, Qui sera le prochain grand pâtissier, Le monument préféré des Français, Les carnets de Julie and Secrets d'histoire.

Source: AsiaSat