Teleport Access Services Inc. (TAS), a Taiwanese service provider, has signed a multi-year capacity deal with ABS, a global satellite operator, to broadcast Hwazan TV, a Buddhism-based channel via ABS-2 satellite at 75° East.
TAS will distribute the channel on the ABS-2 Southern beam MCPC platform across Asia and Buddhist communities within this region.
Launched in 2003, Hwazan Satellite TV is a satellite channel broadcasting 24 hours a day in Mandarin Chinese. The channel has expanded its reach beyond Taiwan and Greater China to the five major continents of the world. It features programs about Buddhism and its culture from music to education, and entertainment that aim to promote peace and a sense of well-being to its audience.
“ABS-2 satellite at 75° East is a neighborhood hotspot and carries hundreds of channels globally. ABS-2 provides optimal coverage over Asia Pacific, Russia, Europe and the Middle East. We look forward to collaborating with TAS to expand the distribution of their channels across our excellent coverage on our high-powered Ku-band platform,” said Jennifer Blasko, ABS EVP of Sales and Marketing.