Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), Asia’s premier satellite solutions provider, announced that Nepal Television (NTV), Nepal’s state broadcaster has selected AsiaSat 7 to distribute a bouquet of five High Definition (HD) Nepali channels to serve audiences both nationally and across Asia and Oceania.
These five television channels, which are free-to air, include general entertainment channels ‘NTV’ and ‘NTV Plus’, and news channels ‘NTV News’, ‘NTV Kohalpur’ and ‘NTV Itahari’.
This collaboration marks a major milestone in AsiaSat’s extension of broadcast services in Nepal. The high-powered coverage of AsiaSat 7 will support NTV’s service expansion in the remote mountainous regions, demonstrating the power of satellite in connecting the unconnected with a variety of top-watched entertainment programmes, timely news and information. NTV can also leverage AsiaSat 7’s strongest South Asian channel neighbourhood and exceptional audience access to reach out to overseas audience including millions of Nepali people working and residing across the region.
“We are proud to be a partner of choice for Nepal Television to support their service expansion to a broader Nepali community across the country and abroad. We look forward to working closely together with NTV to deliver high-quality programming that will contribute to enhancing the social wellbeing of their people through free access to entertainment and news, and to achieving unprecedented growth and success on the international stage,” said Roger Tong, Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat.
‘NTV’, Nepal Television’s flagship channel, is the oldest national terrestrial television channel and one of the most-watched television channels in Nepal that offers a unique blend of entertainment, news and information programmes. ‘NTV Plus’ is NTV’s second entertainment channel launched for the youth audience, whereas ‘NTV News’ and regional channels ‘NTV Kohalpur’ and ‘NTV Itahari’ broadcast news, public and economic affairs content from their own facilities in Kathmandu, the western and eastern regions of Nepal namely, Kohalpur and Itahari.