Hong Kong – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) will play a key role in delivering Eurovision’s live television coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games in high definition (HD) format to the rest of the world. Eurovision has contracted AsiaSat to supply multiple transponders on AsiaSat 2 during the event to be held August 8 – 24. “Eurovision has over 50 years of experience in putting live sports programming exactly where broadcasters and federations want it, in a seamless, reliable and cost-effective way. We are delighted to work with AsiaSat for this vital leg in our worldwide video network,” said Stefan Kuerten, Eurovision’s director of operations. “Eurovision is a valued client of AsiaSat who has built an impressive brand and expanded their business in Asia over the years by providing quality and reliable services,” said AsiaSat’s chief executive officer, Peter Jackson. “It is a privilege to be selected by Eurovision for such an important event – to deliver the Beijing Olympics coverage to their customers, the broadcasters, and thus to an audience of billions worldwide.”