Broadcast Services

Occasional Use Service


ABS Occasional Use (OU) service is now available on the ABS-3A European Beam.  The wide Ku-band European beam extends  from North America, across Europe to Moscow providing optimal coverage for diverse media requirements.  The ABS OU service provides reliable and flexible ad-hoc capacity for contribution and distribution of your content to any location in the beam footprint.  Using the ABS OU service, users can transmit breaking news, live international sports and events.

Book your OU capacity service at or via telephone at: +44 (0) 330 123 1220.


ABS-3A at 3W, European Beam


ABS satellites provide unparalleled market penetration for regional and continental distribution.   ABS offers broadcasting service to media, broadcasters, and to telecommunications companies via its fleet of satellites (ABS-2, ABS-3A, ABS-6 and ABS-7).

ABS offers long term 24 x7 Playout or Turnaround services and transmits media in all formats in MPEG-2 or MPEG-4, from Standard Definition to High Definition.  Services can be carried in Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) or Multi-Channel Per Carrier (MCPC) mode.

ABS provides a flexible solution for the launch and distribution of Standard or High Definition TV channels across the region.  We offer a comprehensive, integrated broadcast solution including content library management, HD/SD playout, subtitling, encryption and transmission services.


Direct to Home (DTH)

With billions of potential viewers under its wide coverage, ABS satellites deliver the perfect DTH platforms for TV and radio channels looking to bypass the process of securing carriage on cable systems.  ABS has established gateway teleports for easy access to its high-powered Ku-band platform from Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with additional fiber connectivity extending the gateways to North America.

ABS offers a complete solution to interested customers, including:

  • Channel Acquisition and Turnaround (T/A) (i.e. downlink from an existing satellite feed)
  • Bitrate shaping and grooming
  • Irdeto Conditional Access (optional) Statistical multiplexing on a full-transponder MCPC platform
  • Extensive downlink coverage using 75cm or smaller antennas


Cable Distribution

ABS satellites offer an ideal platform for distribution of television channels to cable system operators across Asia-Pacific. Physical proximity to a number of other popular C-band satellites simplifies reception at cable head-ends.   Digital platform operators can also take advantage of high-power, C-band coverage on ABS-2 and ABS-6 for delivery of large channel bundles. ABS technical experts can help design and implement complex conditional access and subscriber management systems.

Video Contribution

DTH platform customers can use ABS C-band capacity to affordably and reliably transport their content to one of the ABS gateway teleports for processing and uplink on our Ku-band beams. ABS has access to large aperture downlink antennas at most of its partner teleports, offering video contribution customers the ability to use high order modulation for savings on space segment requirements.

Satellite News Gathering (SNG)

Across its global coverage, ABS satellites have powerful beams, favorable angles and excellent coverage wherever news happens in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Russia and most of Africa.  Trained ABS engineers will help to plan terminal equipment and suggest appropriate capacity booking to ensure success no matter how large or small the SNG requirement.