MEASAT supports SPOTV Asia Pacific playout operations

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 

SPOTV partners with MEASAT to Bring Top-Tier Global Sports to Fans Across Asia Pacific

  • MEASAT supports production and airing of SPOTV programming from MEASAT Teleport and Broadcast Centre in Cyberjaya, Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR — MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”), Malaysia’s premier satellite solutions provider, has signed with SPOTV via its subsidiary SPOTV Media Solutions Sdn Bhd to support SPOTV’s Asia Pacific playout operations from the MEASAT Teleport and Broadcast Centre (MTBC) in Cyberjaya. The scope of the agreement entails the provision of MEASAT’s world-class teleport facilities to enable SPOTV’s Broadcast Production Suite and Data Centre services. SPOTV had previously selected MEASAT for satellite capacity and uplink services on MEASAT-3d, whereby this new expansion of scope deepens the collaboration between the entities.

SPOTV, one of the leading media platforms in Asia renowned for its extensive sports content, offers content via its two regional live and on-demand channels SPOTV and SPOTV2 through affiliate partners across the Asia Pacific, as well as on the SPOTV NOW multi-device streaming web platform and app.

Content available on SPOTV includes the upcoming UEFA EURO 2024, MotoGP, BWF World Tour and Major events, World Table Tennis events, the tennis grand slams including Wimbledon and US Open, key golf events including LIV Golf, The Masters and The Open Championship, and much more.

“We thank SPOTV for their confidence in choosing the MEASAT Teleport and Broadcast Centre to host their playout operations, expanding from our previous service where MEASAT supported uplinking of SPOTV channels via the MEASAT-3a satellite since 2019 followed by MEASAT-3d in early 2024. Through our holistic offerings of Data Centre, Teleport and Satellite uplink services, MEASAT is better able to support broadcast partners as a singlestop solutions provider in today’s diversified media industry landscape. Viewers want to access content anytime, anywhere on multiple devices, and we are excited to play an enabling role in this ecosystem,” said Ganendra Selvaraj, Chief Commercial Officer, MEASAT.

Lee Choong Khay, Chief Executive Officer, SPOTV, added: “We are pleased to expand our partnership with MEASAT by locating our playout operations for broadcasting the best sports content across the Asia Pacific, at the state-of-the-art MEASAT Teleport and Broadcast Centre, supported by MEASAT’s comprehensive Data Centre, Teleport and Satellite uplink services. With this one-stop solutions package, we can have playout collocation and uplink services in a single location, helping us avoid potential risks associated with last mile dependencies, besides also having the option of utilising MEASAT’s broadcast centre facilities to produce exclusive content.”

The capabilities of MEASAT’s teleport services have long been recognised in the industry, where it is one of only two Southeast Asian teleport operators ranked among the World Teleport Association’s Top Teleport Operators. In 2023, MEASAT was ranked #11 among the Global Top Operators and #10 among the Fast Operators. Since 2008, MEASAT has ranked 11 times among the Top Operators – including in nine consecutive years, and has also made the Fast Operators list nine times in the same time period.