Hong Kong – India’s Raj Television Network has signed a lease agreement for C-band capacity on AsiaSat 5 to broadcast a bouquet of 11 satellite TV channels in the Asia-Pacific region. Raj Television Network’s channel offerings on AsiaSat 5 include its flagship Tamil entertainment channel Raj TV; Tamil movie channel Raj Digital Plus; Telugu entertainment channel Vissa; Hindi entertainment channel Raj Pariwar; music channels in South Indian languages; and news channels in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. Dr. Ravindran M, Director of Raj Television Network, said the partnership with Asiasat will help the network to further consolidate its position in the South India entertainment market as well as expand its business regionally. The network has plans to launch a Kannada-language news channel and HD channels in the future.