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SatLink Communications Brings TV CanÇão Nova to Asia on its AsiaSat 2 Platform

Tuesday, January 1, 2008  
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SatLink Communications, ranked as the fastest growing teleport of 2007 by WTA, and Brazilian Catholic channel TV Cancao Nova announced the launch of expansion of services into the Asian market on SatLink's AsiaSat 2 MCPC platform. With the Vatican's representatives in the Holy Land (Custodia di Terra Santa) already connected to SatLink's teleport via fiber optics, this move is yet another step in the growing relationship between the two.

TV Cancao Nova is already globally present on a range of satellites, but the channel's launch on AsiaSat 2 is its first step into Asia and the Pacific region. The channel maintains a differentiated programming in the television scene, with spirituality, journalism, children's programs, events, interviews, discussions, music, entertainment, culture, and promotional programs.

Located at 100.5 degrees East, AsiaSat 2 provides unprecedented regional power and coverage. The C-band beam covers China, India, Indonesia and other mass markets, altogether reaching 53 countries and regions in Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, CIS and Australasia. AsiaSat 2's excellent ground penetration guarantees instantaneous access to numerous cable operators, rebroadcasters, embassies, hotels and individual home viewers and listeners in the region. AsiaSat 2 also includes the largest number of foreign channels authorized by the Chinese government, and many of these are transmitted directly from SatLink's teleport.

SatLink is recognized as a pioneer in global satellite communications services. It is a leading provider of transmission solutions for global content distribution over Satellite Platforms, Fiber and IP. SatLink's services include Uplink, Downlink and Turn Around, Channel Management, Production, SNG & Fly Away, Hub Hosting, Video Monitoring, IPTV and TT&C. Strategically located in the heart of the Middle East, SatLink provides access to a worldwide network covering 5 continents and has been providing its clients with flexible and cost-effective transmission solutions for close to two decades. SatLink operates a range of premier MCPC platforms including HotBird 8, AsiaSat 2, Eutelsat W2, Eurobird 9, Hellas Sat, NSS 6, Amos, and more.



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