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Measat partners with SPOTV to bring global sports to fans

Measat facilitates the production and broadcast of SPOTV programming from the Measat Teleport and Broadcast Centre located in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

Measat Global Berhad (Measat), Malaysia’s premier satellite solutions provider, has inked a deal with SPOTV via its subsidiary SPOTV Media Solutions Sdn Bhd to facilitate SPOTV’s Asia Pacific playout operations from the Measat Teleport and Broadcast Centre (MTBC) in Cyberjaya. This collaboration broadens the scope of services provided by Measat, encompassing the provision of world-class teleport facilities to support SPOTV’s Broadcast Production Suite and Data Centre services. SPOTV had previously selected Measat for satellite capacity and uplink services on Measat-3d, thus deepening the collaboration between the entities.

SPOTV, renowned for its extensive sports content, operates two regional live and on-demand channels—SPOTV and SPOTV2—across the Asia Pacific, along with the SPOTV NOW multi-device streaming web platform and app.

Among the content available on SPOTV are highly anticipated events such as UEFA EURO 2024, MotoGP, BWF World Tour, and major tennis and golf tournaments including Wimbledon, US Open, LIV Golf, The Masters, and The Open Championship, among others.

Ganendra Selvaraj, Chief Commercial Officer, Measat, said: “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 single-stop 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.”

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.”

Measat’s teleport services have earned industry recognition, with the company being 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. The company’s consistent presence among the top operators underscores its reliability and expertise in the field.