Kuala Lumpur – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. announced an agreement with Encompass Digital Media for the distribution of the
latest offerings from A+E Networks’ Southeast Asia venture – Lifetime and H2. Both the channels are owned by A+E Networks and will be made available in HD across Asia via the MEASAT-3/3a video neighbourhood.

“Our relationship with A+E Networks continues to expand and at
Encompass, we’re committed to creating the best quality of experience for their audience.  As we previously predicted would happen, Asian audiences are beginning to demand HD as standard,” said Deepakjit Singh, Managing Director, Asia, Encompass Digital Media. “Our facilities are built to offer a fully redundant, HD/SD/3D-capable architecture which serves as a non-stop broadcast hub for clients like Lifetime Television and H2 as they seek to expand their services and reach their audiences in more meaningful ways.”

“MEASAT is glad to partner with Encompass on the distribution of
Lifetime and H2, which brings to 40 the number of channels on the MEASAT HD platform,” said Jarod Lopez, Vice President, Broadcast Sales, MEASAT. “These new deals are indicative of the continuing strong demand for quality HD channels across the region.”