KUALA LUMPUR – MEASAT Satellite Systems has signed an agreement with Nepal Digital Services, to broadcast four free-to-air video channels across Nepal.


The four channels, which have already begun transmission, are AP1HD, BTV Business, TV Today and TV Filmy. They will be broadcast on the MEASAT-3 satellite at 91.5°E.


Nepal is currently digitalising its broadcast services in accordance with initiatives by the Nepalese government.


Laxmi Prasad Paudyal, Managing Director of Nepal Digital Services, said: “AP1TV is excited to work with MEASAT and bring newly digitalised content to Nepal. Currently our channels are broadcast across only Nepal but with MEASAT-3’s global beam, we can take our content to Nepalese diaspora across the Asia Pacific and Middle East,”


“In MEASAT we have found a partner that clearly understands our goals and has a very strong support system that works well with our team to find solutions across the ecosystem that we operate in,” Paudyal added.


Raj Malik, Senior Vice President for Sales, MEASAT, also commented: “MEASAT looks forward to playing a key role in Nepal’s digital transformation by supporting the local broadcast industry with our expertise and customised solutions.”


The 91.5°E prime video hot slot is home to the MEASAT-3, MEASAT-3a and MEASAT- 3b satellites, forming the region’s strongest video neighbourhood. From 91.5°E, MEASAT supports broadcasters and DTH operators to distribute UHD, HD and SD channels to audiences across Asia, Australia, East Africa and South-Eastern Europe.


Established in 2016, Nepal Digital Service focuses on providing digital services to major parts of Nepal. The main goal of the company is to provide services like data communication, end to end connection, dark core fibre and various network services.


Nepal Digital Service also aims to deliver ICT consultancy to different governmental and non-governmental organization. The company’s technical experts facilitate the troubleshooting and different research regarding networking.


MEASAT is a premium supplier of communication and video services to leading broadcasters, Direct-To-Home platforms and telecom operators. With capacity across six communication satellites, MEASAT provides services to over 150 countries representing 80% of the world’s population across Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Australia.