“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Globecast and support the distribution of BBC Studio channels throughout Asia,” said Yau Chyong Lim, MEASAT`s Chief Operating Officer. “This service extension with MEASAT and Globecast shows the strength of our 91.5-E video district for transmitters.” Kuala Lumpur, 15 October 2019 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd., (MEASAT), in partnership with Globecast, today announced that BBC Studios, the BBC`s commercial arm, has renewed its agreement to distribute its BBC channels throughout Asia via the MEASAT-3 satellite. Most importantly, TRX has announced its agreement with BBC Worldwide for the commercial arm of the BBC, the UK`s largest distributor with annual sales of $422 million, to list its entire catalogue of 9,500 titles of about 40,000 hours on TRX and gradually test the sales tool with buyers next year. Earlier in yours such as Sky Vision, All3Media International and Discovery Communications were joined by Antenna Group, Bloomberg, Earth Touch, Escapade Media, Lightning International, Orange Smarty and 3DD Group, among others. TRX makes distribution of programs faster and easier and opens up to all tv program buyers who are able to search for content, obtain immediate usage rights and make online offers for program rights. “With MEASAT and Globecast, we have found strong and reliable partners for the distribution of BBC channels in Asia,” said Shad Hashmi, SVP, BBC Studios. “MEASAT and Globecast have met our business requirements and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the years to come.” TRX was founded in 2014 by former RDF Media and Zodiak executives and brothers David and Matthew Frank. Among the channels is the BBC Earth HD, which excites the public by sharing the incredible wonders of the universe; CBeebies HD, which offers preschool programming to promote learning through play; and BBC Lifestyle Asia, which offers an abundance of inspirations for home, family and life. Distributor content will be available to more than 500 buyers who registered prior to the launch of TRX, which already has more than 15,000 hours of programming.
Other well-known distributors are expected to agree on the terms of sale via TRX in the coming weeks. The global launch of TRX follows the completion of a successful 18-month beta phase. TRX, the online making tool for buying and selling TV rights, is now available to all buyers and sellers around the world so they can for the first time engage, negotiate and agree on important online business terms. Matthew Frank, CEO of TRX, said: “The support we receive from some of the world`s best-known distributors is very exciting and confirms TRX`s proposal – making business faster and easier for everyone.