Kuala Lumpur – MEASAT has inked a capacity deal with SOLARtv on the MEASAT-3 satellite. SOLARtv, a sister company of Solar Entertainment Corporation, is a free TV channel that delivers news and information, and has both local and foreign programmes geared toward giving the Filipino a wider perspective on current issues.

“MEASAT is delighted to support SOLARtv with satellite capacity for its television content contribution in the Philippines,” said Jarod Lopez, Senior Director, Sales and Marketing of MEASAT. “A key customer since 2004, we are proud to be able to continue supporting Solar’s business growth through this agreement.”

The MEASAT-3 satellite, co-located with the MEASAT-3a satellite at 91.5°E, supports MEASAT’s vibrant video neighbourhood across Asia Pacific. The video neighbourhood features an assortment of premium 3D, HD and SD channels that include news, general entertainment, sports and factual programming. MEASAT’s 91.5°E slot will be further strengthened with the addition of the MEASAT-3b satellite by the end of 2013.