Vision Asia focuses on Telstra

Media Release, 06 December 2012

Direct-to-home (DTH) satellite broadcaster, Vision Asia has selected Telstra to provide managed satellite services for its Australian and New Zealand viewers in a deal worth more than $24 million over 10 years.

Telstra Global’s Head of Voice and Satellite Business, Peter Hobbs said Telstra’s new managed global satellite service offers a quality alternative for Australian broadcasters and continues the company’s growth in its suite of network application and services.

“Vision Asia will be the first organisation to benefit from Telstra’s DTH broadcast services” Mr Hobbs said.

“We receive the Vision Asia content from its international source, encrypt, encode and multiplex at our Perth teleport, and then transmit the complete package to Vision Asia’s customers across Australia and New Zealand.

“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.”

Vision Asia’s CEO Gurudutt Satigrama, said that the Telstra deal was a win-win situation both for his company and his customers.

“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 Mr. Satigrama.

“We have recently completed the  transition to Telstra and are now offering Vision Asia customers an enhanced viewing experience.”

Telstra’s managed satellite solutions are provided via Telstra’s teleports in Perth, Sydney and Hong Kong. These teleports provide access to a global network of major satellite systems, which enables Telstra satellite customers to efficiently and quickly acquire live international television feeds, as well as a comprehensive suite of other satellite services.

The Vision Asia services are delivered via the IS-19 satellite which utilises advanced, high-powered transponders giving single beam and single footprint coverage of both Australia and New Zealand. Telstra’s platform supports the latest media transmission technologies including DVBS2 and MPEG4, and HD encoding.

About Telstra Global

Telstra Global is a leading global supplier of managed network services and international data, voice and satellite services. It is a division of Telstra Corporation Limited and owns one of the most technologically advanced IP backbone networks in the world.

Telstra Global provides innovative and flexible global communications services and solutions for organisations looking to maximise the benefits of globalisation, particularly across growth regions such as Asia, whilst driving sustainability and enhancing business agility.

Together with its offshore subsidiaries and international investments, Telstra Global serves over 200 of the world’s top 500 companies, spanning Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. It operates award-winning networks which are amongst the largest and most diverse in Asia Pacific. It has licences in Asia, Europe and the US and facilitates access to over 1,400 PoPs in 230 countries and territories across the globe.