August 15, 2018 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited supports live coverage of the 2018 Asian Games with AsiaSat 5. The 18th Asian Games, co-hosted by the cities of Jakarta and Palembang of Indonesia, includes 40 sports, to be contested by over 11,000 athletes from 45 participating countries and regions. Live HD coverage of the Games from the opening ceremony on 18 August to the closing on 2 September will be telecast across AsiaSat 5’s C-band footprint for viewers to enjoy real-time on TVs, online and mobile devices. New events will feature for the first time this year, as ‘e-sports’ and ‘canoe polo’ are introduced as demonstration sports to the Games. The increasingly popular e-sports is scheduled to be a medal event at the next Asian Games in 2022.