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TV5Monde & AsiaSat Extend Long-Term Partnership

Hong Kong – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator, today announced that TV5MONDE, the world’s leading French-language network, has entered into a long-term service agreement to broadcast both ‘TV5MONDE Asie HD’ and ‘TV5MONDe Style HD’ across the Asia-Pacific via AsiaSat 5.

This new agreement also marks the service extension of TV5MONDE’s new lifestyle channel ‘TV5MONDE Style HD’, which was successfully launched on AsiaSat 5 earlier this year. In addition to these HD services, TV5MONDE also broadcasts its ‘TV5MONDE Asie’ SD channel via AsiaSat 7 in the Asia-Pacific.

TV5MONDE Asie HD’s programming includes 18 daily newscasts, films and series, entertainment programs, documentaries, cultural programs and international sports coverage, available in French language with 4 subtitles in English, French, Vietnamese and Russian.

“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,” said Yves Bigot, Chief Executive Officer of TV5MONDE. “We are delighted to expand our strong partnership with AsiaSat to broadcast more compelling and high-quality HD French programming in Asia.”

“We are excited to expand and extend our long-term strategic partnership with TV5MONDE in Asia. TV5MONDE’s continued commitment to expand their services on AsiaSat is a testament of our market-leading position in the region. We look forward to continuing our support for TV5MONDE with superior coverage, audience access and value added services for years to come,” said Sabrina Cubbon, Vice President, Marketing and Global Accounts of AsiaSat.

Source: AsiaSat