Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) announced that Channel NewsAsia has upgraded the quality of its regional broadcast distribution from Standard Definition (SD) to a full 24-hour High Definition (HD) channel, delivered via the AsiaSat 7 satellite.
Over the past two decades, Channel NewsAsia, which is owned and operated by Mediacorp, has been delivering breaking news, current affairs programs and documentaries told through an Asian perspective. The channel, which started in Singapore in 1999, first aired across the region in SD on AsiaSat in 2003. By the end of this month, this SD service will be completely replaced by the HD channel.
Distributed exclusively Free-to-Air (FTA) on AsiaSat 7 in C-band, Channel NewsAsia is currently available in more than 28 territories across the Asia-Pacific via its network of terrestrial and pay TV affiliates and partner hotels.