Russia Today has launched in Asia, calling on GlobeCast for full-time fibre delivery to the region. The launch of this leading Russian broadcaster will allow millions of viewers across Asia to watch the latest news concerning politics, business, entertainment and public affairs from Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
GlobeCast picks up Russia Today’s feed at its London Technical Operations Centre and delivers the channel over its newly-upgraded fibre network to its teleport in Singapore. From there, the signal is sent via fibre to Hong Kong for uplink by Pacific Century Matrix (PCM) to its platform on the AsiaSat3S satellite.
This Asian launch is just the latest in a series of geographic expansions of the channel’s broadcast footprint. GlobeCast already delivers Russia Today worldwide, on the ASTRA satellite for DTH over Europe, on NSS-806 for Latin American distribution, and on EUROBIRD for the Sky platform in the UK and Ireland.
Russia’s first 24/7 English-language news channel presents the Russian perspective on events happening in Russia and around the globe. The channel is available on main satellite platforms and cable networks across Europe, reaching more than 100 million pay TV viewers in Europe, North America and South Africa. It can also be viewed live 24 hours a day on the internet.