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A Shift in Streaming: Taking Linear TV Over the Top

By Peter Ostapiuk, Vice President, Media Product Management Ushering in the Age of MultiScreen & Over the Top (OTT) The past two weeks marked what many are calling a seismic shift for the media landscape. Four major players in the media industry – HBO, Univision, CBS and Turner – announced ...

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New Viewing Habits are Flipping the Script across the U.S. Media Landscape

By Mike DeMarco, Senior Vice President, Product & Management Solutions For decades, consumer trends and business models have been shaped by the older generation, those who grew up watching television in their family living rooms, witnessed the evolution from black and white television to color; ...

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Affordable Satellite Broadband Capacity is Available in Africa, If Network Operators Choose Wisely

By Grant Marais, Regional Vice President, Africa Sales Delivering reliable broadband connectivity to everyone in Africa, regardless of location, can be accomplished using satellites. Traditional capacity in-orbit today can help network operators satisfy current demand, while high-throughput satellit...

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Push VOD: Promising for Providers and More Importantly, Their Viewers

By Peter Ostapiuk, Vice President, Media Product Management In developing markets where high quality and affordable broadband availability is limited, viewers are looking for alternative ways to obtain current entertaining and educational content. While broadband and internet service providers are l...

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10 Facts about C-band for Satellite Services in Africa

C-band spectrum for satellite services drives communications, business and quality of life in sub-Saharan Africa. Here are 10 facts about C-band use and impact in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria. ...

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Testing Underway on Intelsat 30 Antenna

In this blog post, Dan Heil, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition, explains the start of the In-Orbit Test phase of the Intelsat 30 satellite that was launched into orbit recently. The Intelsat 30 satellite has now been eased into a temporary orbital location at 132 degrees West Longitu...

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Deploying a Satellite’s Reflectors: Ready for Service

It’s been two weeks since the launch of Intelsat 30. In this blog post, Mohinder Guru, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition, describes the deployment of the satellite’s reflectors. During launch, the four antenna reflectors were stowed against the East and West sides of the spacecra...

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Three Questions about a Satellite Launch Answered

On the afternoon of the launch of the Intelsat 30 satellite, Jon Harborne, Senior Manager, Intelsat Spacecraft Program Office, answers some frequently asked questions about what happens during and just after the launch. Who controls the satellite when it’s launched? It’s a carefully choreogr...

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Intelsat 30/DLA-1 Ready for Liftoff!

By Todd Schilb, Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Sixth in a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 30, which is hosting the DLA-1 payload for DirecTV Latin America. This is the final blog installment for the Intelsat 30 launch campaign.  We have completed...

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Encapsulating Intelsat 30/DLA-1 for Its Journey into Space

By Todd Schilb, Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Fifth in a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 30, which is hosting the DLA-1 payload for DirecTV Latin America. The campaign continues to proceed without interruptions or delays, and in this phase, the build...

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Intelsat 30/DLA-1 Flight Mate: Check!

By Todd Schilb, Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Fourth in a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 30, which is hosting the DLA-1 payload for DirecTV Latin America. We are now less than two weeks from the 16 October launch and are in the beginning stages of g...

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Intelsat 30/DLA-1 Teams Come Together

By Jon Harborne, Senior Manager, Intelsat Spacecraft Program Office Third in a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 30, which is hosting the DLA-1 payload for DirecTV Latin America. Intelsat 30/DLA-1 has successfully completed propulsion system checks, and preparation...

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Preparations Continue for the Intelsat 30/DLA-1 Launch

By Jon Harborne, Senior Manager, Intelsat Spacecraft Program Office Second in a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 30, which is hosting the DLA-1 payload for DirecTV Latin America. Things here in French Guiana are proceeding as planned. Intelsat 30/DLA-1 (IS-30/DLA-...

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Intelsat 30 / DLA-1: the Journey Begins

By Jon Harborne, Senior Manager, Intelsat Spacecraft Program Office First in a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 30, which is hosting the DLA-1 payload for DirecTV Latin America. I am pleased to report that Intelsat 30 arrived safe and sound at the launch base in Fr...

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Orion Express and Intelsat on the Fast Growing Russian Media Market

By Kirill Makhnovskiy, Telecommunications Services, Director, Orion Express and Peter Ostapiuk, Vice President, Media Product Management, Intelsat Q1. What trends are driving content distribution in Russia at the moment? A1. Kirill Mankovsky, Orion Express: With over 300 channels and more than 4...

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4K UHDTV: Moving from Pause to Pushing Play

By Peter Ostapiuk, Vice President, Media Product Management With all the fervor around 4K UHDTV following the FIFA World Cup and anticipation of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, we’ve heard a lot of pundits’ views on the future of 4K UHDTV. Those opinions aren’t nearly as interesti...

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Infographic: Fast-Forward to a 4K Future

Intelsat commissioned an independent research firm in July 2014 to survey media executives from our global customer base on awareness of and plans for 4K UHDTV content demand, development and distribution. The results, displayed here, feature the opinions of media professionals representing&nbs...

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Looking Back to Look Forward

By Dave McGlade, Chairman and CEO Investors are always impressed when I say that our business planning is done in 15 year cycles. In this business, it is the only way. As the world becomes smaller and smaller – due in large part to the kind of ubiquitous connectivity that Intelsat provides – we ...

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New Building. New Era.

This is a big year for Intelsat. Not just because it’s the 50th anniversary of our company’s founding in 1964. And not just because we have several of our next-generation Intelsat EpicNG satellites under construction. This is the year that we move our U.S. administrative headquarters to a new bu...

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Consumer Demand for Global Aero Broadband Connectivity Takes Off

By James Collett, Director, Mobility Services Product Management Current Contracted Throughput on Industry-leading Intelsat’s Ku-band Broadband Tops 350 Mbps; Expected to Multiply as Intelsat EpicNG Infrastructure Launches April 8th, 2014 — At Intelsat alone, we estimate that current th...

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NAB 2014: Intelsat’s Content Distribution Solutions on Display

Intelsat will join the content community at NAB Show 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, 7-10 April 2014. You’ll find us in the Distribution/Delivery/Online Video category, exhibiting in the South Upper Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth SU3110. “Content is king” in this data-driven, anytime, a...

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The Power of the Satellite Ecosystem

By Stephen Good, Vice President, Network Services Product Management March 31st, 2014 — Like death and taxes, we are being confronted with another certainty: you will consume more data tomorrow than you did today. The increase in popularity of social media teamed with the increased availabil...

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Five Questions to Ask Your Satellite Service Provider about Information Assurance

By Vinit Duggal, Director & Chief Information Security Officer March 11th, 2014 — Today’s threat landscape is persistent and pervasive. The volume of attacks and level of sophistication are only increasing.  The recent state sponsored attacks and data breaches at major global organizat...

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Telecommunications Companies Eyeball Ghana for 2014

January 24th, 2014 — Emerging markets are among the ripest areas for growth for telecommunications organizations, as satellite operators continue to aggressively expand their services to reach developing nations. Satellite companies have had a profoundly positive impact on emerging economies ...

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