Hong Kong– Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) has reached a multi-year lease agreement with Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. (SPN) for a C-band transponder on AsiaSat 7.

The AsiaSat 7 capacity will support SPN’s expansion of Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) television services in India, the world’s fastest growing pay-TV market.

In April, SPN will start broadcasting on AsiaSat 7 a new bouquet of SD and HD channels to Indian cable and pay-TV networks.