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Pashto 1 launches on AsiaSat 7

FTA TV channel to reach audiences in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Middle Eastrn

AsiaSat has announced that Pakistan’s Pashto entertainment channel, Pashto 1, has commenced broadcasting on AsiaSat 7 at the orbital location of 105.5 degrees East. This channel serves the large Pashto-speaking population in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Middle East and other regions covered by the satellite’s C-band footprint.

Pashto 1 is a free-to-air TV channel, offering general entertainment programming including drama, music and culture.

“Joining AsiaSat 7’s excellent South Asian TV neighbourhood provides us with an exciting opportunity to widen our reach beyond our local community to a larger audience across the Asia-Pacific region,” says Saif ur Rehman Akazai, COO of Pashto 1. “We are very pleased to work with AsiaSat on AsiaSat 7 to access the vast audience base that is second to none in Asia.”

William Wade, President and CEO of AsiaSat, adds: “We welcome Pashto 1 to the AsiaSat family of premium South Asian programming. Pashto 1 helps us expand our line-up of local language TV services onboard our fleet, providing more choices to various ethnic groups living and working across the Asia-Pacific region.”

Pashto 1 is available free-to-air on AsiaSat 7 in C band with the following reception parameters:

Orbital Location : 105.5 degrees East

Transponder : C12H

Frequency : 4077.75 MHz

Video Format : MPEG-2 DVB-S

Polarisation : Horizontal

Modulation : QPSKSymbol rate: 3.185 Msym/sec

FEC: 3/4