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SatLink expands international operations with opening of new Asian office

Wednesday, June 13, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Orly Konig-Lopez
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Connecting the East and West, SatLink offers discounted rates on its AsiaSat-5 satellite platforms

Jerusalem, June 11th 2012: SatLink Communications Ltd., a leading teleport delivering content to every corner of the world, has today announced that it has expanded its operations into Asia by opening a new office in Singapore. The new office will support the company’s strategy to expand its reach and provide a gateway for broadcasters, enterprises and telecoms operators into and out of Asia. The office will be headed up by Rajeev Kaushik, the newly appointed Director of sales for Asia, who will be spearheading new business activities in the region.

SatLink will be using their strategic location in the Middle East, connecting East and West to provide broadcasters and content owners with the ability to deliver Asian content to Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas. Satlink operates two MCPC (Multi Channel Per Carrier) platforms on the AsiaSat 5 C-band satellite, delivering content for tier 1 international and news broadcasters to Asian Pay TV markets. Sporting highlights and major breaking news stories previously broadcast by SatLink include live events such as the UEFA Championship League, Beijing Olympics, FIFA World Cup and live footage of the Japanese Earthquake, which were distributed out of and into Asia using SatLink’s teleport and HD Playout Centre.

To mark the opening of the new Asian office, SatLink will be offering a special offer on current AsiaSat 5 platforms offering international broadcasters the ability to reach both the Asia-Pacific and the Middle Eastern market SatLink will also provide localisation solutions via SatLink's HD Playout Centre, including live and advertisement insertions, time delay and encryption (CA) services.

Mr Rajeev Kaushik as Director of Sales, Asia will be heading SatLink’s Asian sales and business development activities. He brings to the role more than 15 years experience in the Satellite and Broadcast market within Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining SatLink, Rajeev held engineering and management roles within the satellite and VSAT market including: SingTel and Intelsat. In his role at SatLink, Rajeev will be responsible for establishing and developing strategic partnerships with leading industry operators and broadcasters within Asia.

David Hochner, SatLink’s CEO commented: "The Asian market is one of the largest in the world and growing at an incredible speed. With the expansion of our operations we are providing a bridge between East and West and enabling broadcasters in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas to distribute content both into and out of Asia. We are providing a strategic gateway for western content to reach this versatile and content rich continent and look forward to working with new partners in the region."

About SatLink Communications Ltd. - SatLink delivers your content to every corner of the world. Recognized as a pioneer in global satellite communications services, SatLink is among the world’s 11 top independent teleports and 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 in SD, HD & 3D, HD Playout facilities and content management, Digital Archive, Production, SNG & Fly Away, Hub Hosting, iDirect VNO hosting, Satellite engineering services, TT&C and maritime. Strategically located in the heart of the Middle East, SatLink provides access to a worldwide network covering five 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, AsiaSat 5, AMOS-5, T12 and more.

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