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30 BROADCASTASIA2017 SHOWDAILY 30 Be the next Apple Watch winner! Raymond Ee J.T (second from left), studio technical producer, Mediacorp, was the winner of APB's daily lucky draw yesterday. Here, he poses for a celebratory shot with APB staff after winning an Apple Watch. You too could be a winner of an Apple Watch! Stand a chance to be the next winner by following these easy steps: First, like APB's Facebook page (www. facebook.com/APB_news), show it to any APB staff, drop your namecard at booth 6A5-01 before 5pm and be there to witness the draw! 25 May 2017 Upcoming ‘electronic satellite’ launch, main buzz at Eutelsat The main buzz at Eutelsat’s booth at CommunicAsia2017 is the upcoming launch of its ‘completely electronic’ satellite the Eutelsat 172B, which will cater mostly to the Asian market. Scheduled to launch on this June 1, the Eutelsat 172B satellite will not only provide video distribution between Asia and the Americas, but it would also zero in on a growing trend — in-flight connectivity. Vanessa O’ Connor, Eutelsat’s director of Corporate Communications, says the com- pany sees in-flight connectivity as a growing trend, especially as the 172B satellite would enable not only connectivity on planes, but live TV as well. Panasonic Avionics Corporation has selected the Eutelsat 172B satellite as its platform for trans-Pacific and Asian in-flight broadband and live TV services for com- mercial airlines. The new satellite would also have an in- novative High Throughput Ku-band payload designed for in-flight broadband with multi- ple user spots optimised to serve densely- used Asian and trans-Pacific flight paths. Meanwhile, another attraction at booth 1M3-01 is Eutelsat’s ability to make satellite ‘behave like IP’ via t