At CommunicAsia 2006, Singapore PanAmSat VP, Asia Pacific, David Ball said that TVBI Company Limited of Hong Kong had signed an agreement for capacity on the PAS-8 Pacific Ocean Region satellite for distribution of its programming throughout the Asia-Pacific region, the United States and Europe.
Operated by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), the world’s continuing largest producer of, and contributor to Chinese-language programs, TVBI will use PAS-8 for al its output, including the TVBS Service for Taiwan.
For that service, TVBS Taiwan will deliver four channels to Taiwan cable head ends: TVBS, TVBS-N, TVBS-G and TVBS Asia. These 24-hour-a- day channels include drama, general entertainment, variety shows and news coverage.
The latest agreement continues the harmonious relationship between PanAmSat and TVB, spanning 11 years already.
The TV programming channels uplink from Hong Kong.
Simultaneously, the signal also serves as a contribution feed which will be picked up by the PanAmSat NAPA teleport in California and delivered to TVB USA Norwalk operations for onward delivery to the Chinese Diaspora across the United States.
The NAPA teleport will be responsible also for partial delivery of signals to the TVB operations in London,England.