Global Access selected to provide transmission services for STAR TV's Australian Open tennis broadcast; Company to provide fiber optic and satellite time to broadcast prestigious tennis tournament to over 220 million viewers in Asia Pacific region.BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 1996--Global Access Telecommunications Services, Inc., a leading provider of worldwide satellite and fiber transmission and network services for the television and video industry, today announced that it has been selected to provide STAR TV with a turnkey package for the broadcast of the Australian Open
Under the terms of the agreement, Global Access will provide fiber connection from the production site of the Australian Open, and a satellite uplink for STAR TV to downlink. STAR TV will broadcast the tournament to over 220 million viewers in the Asia Pacific region.
The Australian Open, which takes place January 15-28, 1996 in Flinders Park in Melbourne, is one of the world's premier annual tennis events. Global Access will be providing a fiber optic line from Melbourne to Sydney, which will in turn uplink from Sydney to the Intelsat 511 satellite at 180 degrees E, for downlink to STAR TV in Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov. .
"Global Access and STAR TV have worked together successfully in the past, and STAR TV's need for dependable connections is well-matched with our exceptional history of providing top-quality satellite and fiber optic services," said Keith Buckley Keith "Balls" Buckley is the lyricist and vocalist for the metal band Every Time I Die. Born on November 19th 1979, he grew up in West Seneca, New York. He has a younger brother, Jordan Buckley, who is a guitarist in the same band. , a vice president at Global Access. "Global Access' expertise in sportscasting and the recent launch of our Singapore operations center The facility or location on an installation, base, or facility used by the commander to command, control, and coordinate all crisis activities. See also base defense operations center; command center. combine to guarantee this success."
"We're looking forward to broadcasting the Australian Open to its largest audience yet, and we are depending on Global Access to help us meet that goal," said Samantha Hague, production manager of Prime Sports/STAR TV.
STAR TV is a subsidiary of The News Corporation Limited. The STAR TV Network reaches more than 220 million people in 53 countries across Asia, India and the Middle East. STAR TV's services include Prime Sports, Channel (V), EL-TV, STAR Chinese Channel STAR Chinese Channel is the Mandarin general entertainment channel in Taiwan. Its programing features drama, news, lifestyle, and talk shows in Mandarin. History
Star Chinese Channel was launched in 1991. One of the five original channels of STAR TV. , STAR Plus, BBC World
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Global Access Telecommunications Services, Inc.
Global Access is a leading provider of worldwide satellite and fiber transmission services for the television and video industry. In addition to international satellite transponder A receiver/transmitter on a communications satellite. It receives a microwave signal from earth (uplink), amplifies it and retransmits it back to earth at a different frequency (downlink). A satellite has several transponders. space capacity, the Company provides television transmission services via satellite and fiber networks; syndication distribution services; fixed and transportable satellite uplinks and downlinks; and coordination and transmission services for news, sports, business, and special events.
Global Access is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and maintains operations centers in London and Singapore as well as U.S. regional sales offices in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
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