Telstra wins Vision Asia managed satellite contract

Telstra has been selected by satellite broadcaster Vision Asia to provide managed satellite services for its Australian and New Zealand viewers in a deal worth more than $24 million over 10 years.

The carrier will receive Vision Asia content at its Perth teleport, where it can be sourced, encrypted and encoded and multiplexed before being transmitted to Vision’s customers across Australia and New Zealand.

Vision Asia is the first organisation to sign up to Telstra’s direct-to-home broadcast services.

“Through the new Telstra solution, we are able to benefit from not only a higher quality and more efficient international satellite service, but also from the local market service expertise and track record Telstra has in delivering best in class content distribution and management services to the Australian media industry,” said Gurudutt Satigrama, CEO of Vision Asia.

Telstra supports its managed satellite solutions via its Perth, Sydney and Hong Kong teleports, providing access to global satellite systems.

“These new solutions add to our already substantial experience in providing services to the media sector. These include our wholly-owned and operated Digital Video broadcast network, our IPTV Content Delivery Network, and our recent managed content cloud services, which provide clients with end-to-end solutions reaching web, phone, tablet and connected TV viewers,” said Peter Hobbs, head of voice and satellite services at Telstra Global.

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