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2011
           
 
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19 December 2011
Kuala Lumpur, 19 December 2011 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today an agreement with GlobeCast to distribute Travel Channel HD via the MEASAT-3 satellite. The new HD channel joins the MEASAT-3/3a HD video distribution platform at 91.5°E for viewers across the Asia Pacific region.
   
14 December 2011
Kuala Lumpur, 14 December 2011 – Asia’s leading satellite operator, MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”), has chosen Arianespace to launch the MEASAT-3b satellite. MEASAT-3b will be boosted into geostationary transfer orbit by an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center, Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, during the fourth quarter of 2013.
   
29 November 2011
Kuala Lumpur, 29 November 2011 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”)  announced today an agreement  with  Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. (“Viacom 18”) for use of  the MEASAT-3a satellite for  the international distribution of  Viacom  18’s  channels across the Asian region.
   
1 November 2011
Kuala Lumpur, 1 November 2011 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. ("MEASAT") announced today that HighTV 3D had joined the MEASAT-3/3a video neighbourhood. HighTV 3D is the second 3D channel on MEASAT's HD video neighbourhood.
   
26 September 2011
 
Kuala Lumpur, 26 September 2011 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today a long term agreement had been signed with Solar Entertainment Corporation (“Solar”) for renewal of capacity on the MEASAT-3/3a satellites. This agreement further extends Solar’s services with additional capacity on MEASAT-3 for two (2) new channels.
   
18 September 2011
 
Kuala Lumpur, 18 September 2011 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today that MEASAT-2 had been successfully brought back into operational service at 148°E.
   
12 August 2011
 
Kuala Lumpur, 12 August 2011 –MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. ("MEASAT") announced today an agreement with PT Central Tivi Digital ("Centrin TV") to support Centrin TV’s Direct-to-Home (DTH) service in Indonesia. Under the agreement, which includes PT Patra Telekomunikasi Indonesia as a local partner, MEASAT will provide Ku-band capacity on the MEASAT-3a satellite for the platform.
   
25 July 2011
 
Kuala Lumpur, 25 July 2011 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today the addition of tvN HD from FOX International Channels (“FIC”) to the MEASAT-3/3a video neighbourhood, bringing to 21 the number of HD channels on the platform.
   
23 June 2011
 
Kuala Lumpur, 23 June 2011 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today an agreement with Encompass Digital Media (“Encompass”) to distribute the ESPN HD and STAR Cricket HD channels. The two ESPN STAR HD Sports channels will be brought to Asia Pacific via an Encompass’ partnership with Tata Communications. The channels will be distributed on the new Encompass MEASAT-3 MCPC platform.
   
7 June 2011
 
Kuala Lumpur, 7 June 2011 – MEASAT Global Bhd (“MEASAT”) announced today it had entered into a contract with Astrium SAS (“Astrium”) for the procurement of the MEASAT-3b satellite. The agreement was executed by a MEASAT Global subsidiary company.
   
30 May 2011
Kuala Lumpur, 30 May 2011- The MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) Group announced today that an agreement has been signed with THAICOM Public Company Ltd (“THAICOM”) for the Malaysian payload of the THAICOM 4 (IPSTAR) satellite. The agreement was executed by a MEASAT subsidiary.
   
26 May 2011
 
Kuala Lumpur, 26 May 2011- MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today that an agreement had been signed with FOX International Channels (“FIC”) to distribute Fox Family Movies (“FFM”) HD via the MEASAT-3/3a HD video distribution platform for viewers across Asia.
   
27 April 2011
 
Kuala Lumpur, 27 April 2011- MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today that Malaysia’s no.1 rated HD channel, ONE HD, has joined MEASAT’s video neighbourhood.
   
5 April 2011
 
Kuala Lumpur, 5 April 2011- MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today that Asia’s first regional 24/7 3D entertainment channel - HIGHTV 3D (“HIGHTV”) – is being distributed via the MEASAT-3a satellite.
   
29 March 2011
 
Kuala Lumpur, 29 March 2011- MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today an agreement with Global Crossing to distribute the Setanta Sports Channel (“Setanta Sports”) via the MEASAT-3a satellite.
   
11 February 2011
 
Kuala Lumpur, 11 February 2011- MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today that an agreement was signed with GlobeCast to distribute two (2) new channels, TV5Monde Asia and Travel Channel.
   
12 January 2011
 
Kuala Lumpur, 12 January 2011- MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today the execution of an agreement for the provision of two (2) additional Ku-band transponders to Sun Direct. This agreement expands Sun Direct’s capacity on the MEASAT fleet to four (4) transponders, making MEASAT-3 the prime satellite for its DTH service.
   
 
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