Release from 13.09.2019

MyZen TV, A1 and APT Satellite announce their strategic cooperation in the Asian region at IBC 2019

Bridging Europe with Asia

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The lifestyle channel, MyZen TV, has chosen A1 Telekom Austria AG as its main technical distribution and contribution provider in Asia after 2 months of successful testing on the APSTAR-7 satellite at 76.5 East.

MyZen TV is now available in full HD with an adapted EPG and the necessary time delay for the Asian market via the APSTAR-7 satellite with the following reception parameters:

Satellite APSTAR-7 @ 76.5E 
Frequency Band C-band
Downlink Frequency  3740 MHz
Downlink Polarization         Vertical
Symbol rate 30 Msps
Modulation DVB-S2, 8PSK, FEC=3/4
Roll-off 20%
Video Format MPEG-4/HD

On 1 July 2019, the lifestyle and well-being channel, MyZen TV, joined the portfolio of TV channels of SK Broadband, the South Korean pay-TV operator. MyZen is also distributed viaCanal+, Myanmar and the multiregional TV network Iflix.

To celebrate this, the channel launched a show about healthy food and culinary experiences called Poh’s Kitchen that in particular targets the Asian market. In addition, the channel started producing in 4K resolution a brand-new documentary series My Zen People 3 filmed in breath-taking destinations in Southern Asia.

“We are very proud of this new step in our development in Asia. This cooperation with A1 Telekom Austria Group allows us to accelerate the distribution of MyZen TV across the wider Asia Pacific region. I strongly believe this is just the beginning of a very successful and long-term cooperation with A1” said Nela Pavlouskova, Managing Director of MyZen TV.

“We are very excited that with A1’s direct2home technical broadcasting services, operating from the Aflenz teleport in Europe, we will be able to deliver the MyZen TV signal to all cable and IPTV operators within the wide footprint of the APSTAR-7 satellite. We are looking forward to a great partnership with both APT Satellite and MyZen in future,” said Elena Petrova, Head of Broadcasting, A1 Telekom Austria Group.

“APT Satellite is pleased to cooperate with MyZen TV and A1 through our MCPC platform on APSTAR-7. APT Satellite expects this collaboration to boost European TV’s viewership in Asia,” said Huang Baozhong, Executive Vice President of APT Satellite.

About MyZen TV: Live Better
MyZen TV is a lifestyle channel which offers practical advice, inspiring experiences and entertainment to live your life better. Launched in 2008, the channel is distributed in over 82 countries across Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and North America.
Enjoy yourself, have fun, grow, discover and escape with MyZen TV!

About APT Satellite
Based in Hong Kong, APT SATELLITE COMPANY LIMITED (“APT Satellite”) is a satellite company operating a fleet of five satellites, namely APSTAR-5C, APSTAR-6, APSTAR-6C, APSTAR-7 and APSTAR-9. The fleet’s footprints cover Asia (including the Middle East), Oceania, and most of Europe and Africa, delivering services to over 75% of the world’s population. Currently distributing 600+ TV channels around the world including HBO, Disney, Sony Pictures, NBCU, etc. APT Satellite also supplies transponder capacity to a variety of DTH platforms, as well as to media networks for video content across the world.

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A1 Telekom Austria Group, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 24 million customers, currently operating in seven countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Belarus, Slovenia and the Republic of North-Macedonia (A1) and the Republic of Serbia (Vip mobile).
 
Offering communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions, A1 Telekom Austria Group achieved revenues of 4.47 billion Euros by year end 2017. Around 19.000 employees and state of the art broadband infrastructure make digital business and lifestyle possible and enable people, companies and things to connect everywhere anytime. As European unit of América Móvil, one of the largest wireless services provider in the world, A1 Telekom Austria Group is headquartered in Vienna and gives access to global solutions.
 
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