Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) has announced that Zhwandoon Radio Television Network of Afghanistan has signed a lease agreement for C-band capacity on AsiaSat 3S to distribute the Afghan channel ‘Zhwandoon TV’.
Through AsiaSat 3S’s access across the Asia Pacific, Zhwandoon TV reportedly reaches not only all broadcast networks and audiences in Afghanistan but also Central Asia, Middle East, South Asia and other parts of Asia Pacific.
Zhwandoon TV has commenced free-to-air broadcasting on AsiaSat 3S, offering programming in the Pashto and Dari languages, with content ranging from news, entertainment, sports, music, religious to social, educational and political programmes.
“We are excited to put our service on AsiaSat 3S that delivers our programming effectively to the entire country and takes our services abroad, serving overseas audience in more 50 countries and regions across the Asia Pacific. AsiaSat 3S is the region’s most popular satellite for programme distribution. Its excellent penetration into rebroadcast networks in our country and in Asia will help increase our local and overseas viewership,” said Professor Mohammad Ismael Yoon, Chief Executive of Zhwandoon TV.
“We are very pleased to announce the addition of Zhwandoon TV to AsiaSat 3S’s exciting portfolio of Pashto and Dari language programming. AsiaSat 3S’s leading position in distributing a wide range of programming to an audience of different cultures in Asia is well recognised and appreciated by broadcasters from all over the world,” said William Wade, President and Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat.