GlobeCast and Travel Channel International announced today the launch of Travel Channel HD via the MEASAT-3 platform to reach homes across the Asia Pacific region. Travel Channel HD is an expansion of its current SD channel, which is also delivered via GlobeCast's capacity on the MEASAT-3 satellite.
"Travel Channel is delighted with the support of GlobeCast in extending our channel offer to HD platforms and viewers across Asia. With our first HD affiliate in Taiwan, DishHD, already launched, we are close to inking further deals across the region. India, where Travel Channel has just received downlinking permission, is a particular target for our HD channel," said Gerry Ritchie, Director of Business Development at Travel Channel.
Travel Channel now has significant HDTV broadcast capabilities in the Asian neighbourhood, reaching all key HD Pay-TV platforms in Asia, alongside GlobeCast's other clients on MEASAT-3, such as Fox Crime, FX, Fashion One HD, National Geographic Channel HD, History Channel HD, National Geographic Wild HD, AXN HD (Korea and Asia), and TV5 Monde.
"It is an honour for GlobeCast to be involved in Travel Channel's milestone, going from its SD launch to its HD channel after just a year. GlobeCast is proud to have played a role in this growth," said Jason Ho, Director of Sales at GlobeCast Asia.
Travel Channel is the leading international travel broadcaster, providing an inspirational, informative and entertaining programme with a uniquely panaromic and objective perspective on travel experience. The channel provides practical advice in selecting and planning real holidays and at the same time allows viewers to enjoy and watch fascinating places from across the world.