APT Satellite Holdings Limited provides satellite services in the Peoples Republic of China and the Asia Pacific region. APSTAR System broadcasts satellite TV channels of international broadcasters, and China, Taiwan and Hong Kong broadcasters, including CCTV, CETV-1, CBSAT, D-Sky, and CableTV. The company serves as a preferred operator for these and other international and China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong broadcasters. It also provides transponder service to telecommunications operators, including Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), PCCW Global, and China Telecom Corp. In addition, the company provides transponder service to certain major telecommunication operators in new markets, including Indonesia. Provision of satellite transponder capacity and related services APT has entered into a utilization agreement with a customer to utilize APSTAR I at 142 degree East through the end of its useful life. The company launched APSTAR IIR, for the provision of transponder capacity in the Asia Pacific region. APSTAR IIR is located at 76.5 degrees East. The company mainly provides broadcasting service to broadcasters in China, as well as provides telecommunication services to telecom operators in other the Asia Pacific regions. Satellite-based Broadcasting and Telecommunications Services APT Telecom Services Limited (APT TS) provides telecommunication services with its FCL. Services under the FCL include VSAT, wholesale voice, and Internet POP gateway services. As of December 31, 2008, there were 87 channels uplinked through APT TV’s broadcasting service. CTIA VSAT Network Limited (CTIA) directly owns 60% of Beijing Asia Pacific East Communication Network Limited which provides data broadcasting services for China market. Beijing Asia Pacific East Communication Network Limited holds a 35% equity interest in Beijing Zhong Guang Xin Da Data Broadcast Technology Co, Ltd. APSTAR System The APSTAR System is an integrated satellite system that covers approximately 100 countries from Japan to South Africa and from Germany to Australia. The APSTAR System offers its customers the ability to relocate from one satellite to another for strategic reasons of their own. The compatibility of the satellites in the APSTAR System also permits APT to move customers’ programming from one transponder to another, intra-satellite, or from one satellite to another, for technical reasons or to ensure continuity of service in the event of any difficulties. Additional back-up capacity would also be available to APSTAR System customers on an inter-satellite basis. Preemptible transponder capacity on APSTAR satellites enables customers to be ‘re-routed’ on an as-needed basis to another satellite in APSTAR System. Customers and Services The company provides satellite transponder capacity primarily to the broadcasting and telecommunications markets. Its major customers are China Central Television, China Education Television, and China Broadcasting Film Television Satellite Co., Ltd. Competition The company International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (Intelsat), Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited (AsiaSat), PanAmSat Corporation (PanAmSat), Shin Satellite (ShinSat), Sino Satellite Communications Company Limited (SinoSat), Measat Satellite System (Measat), Jsat Corporation (JSAT), and Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS-I). History APT Satellite Holdings Limited was founded in 1992.
apt satellite holdings ltd
22 Dai Kwai Street
Tai Po Industrial Estate
Phone: 852 2600 2100
Fax: 852 2522 0419www.apstar.com
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