TS News - PanAmSat Opens PAS-4 To Digital From Singapore

TELE-satellit News, 7 August 1996

PanAmSat Opens PAS-4 To Digital From Singapore
  SINGAPORE, 96/08/07 (TS) -- PanAmSat Corporation has signed an agreement
with Singapore-based Asia Broadcast Centre to serve as Asia's first digital
transmission site to the PAS-4 Indian Ocean Region satellite. The agreement
means that for the first time, broadcasters will be able to use PanAmSat's
advanced multi-channel per carrier (MCPC) service to transmit several
digital channels directly from Singapore to PAS-4. Services are scheduled to
begin in September.

  "PanAmSat has now created Asia's first digital broadcasting gateway to the
PAS-4 satellite, which provides coverage of more than 80 percent of the
world's population," said David Berman, PanAmSat's senior vice president,
broadcast sales.

  The two companies are using Scientific-Atlanta's PowerVu digital
compression system. In April, PanAmSat announced an agreement with
Scientific-Atlanta for the purchase and installation of the PowerVu system
in various PanAmSat digital transmission sites around the world. The new
agreement with Asia Broadcast Centre will enable PanAmSat customers to
transmit digital signals from Singapore to PAS-4, which provides coverage of
Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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