ANZ Teleport & Broadcast Ltd. Launches New Direct-to-Home Platform on Intelsat System
Pembroke, Bermuda, 18 June 2007
Intelsat Ltd., the world’s leading provider of commercial satellite services, announced today that New Zealand-based ANZ Teleport & Broadcast Ltd. selected the Intelsat platform on which to launch a new direct-to-home television service.
Under the multi-year agreement, Intelsat will provide ANZ Teleport & Broadcast Ltd. with capacity on the IS-8 satellite, which has high performance coverage of ANZ’s initial targeted service region in New Zealand. The IS-8 also has the ability to distribute DTH programming to other South Pacific nations as ANZ’s business grows.
“As a new provider in the region, we needed to go with the strongest operator who could supply us with superior capacity today and grow with us over the long-term,” said Hon. Matt Robson, General Counsel, ANZ Teleport & Broadcast Ltd. “Intelsat’s IS-8 SW Pacific Beam also covers other markets beyond New Zealand, giving us the ability to address new DTH opportunities in a cost-effective manner.”
“Regional programming is one of the leading business growth drivers for international broadcasters today,” said David Ball, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Asia-Pacific. “Our IS-8 satellite provides strong coverage within the South Pacific region and we are happy that ANZ Teleport & Broadcast Ltd. views Intelsat as the right transmission partner for building its near- and long-term business.”
ANZ Teleport & Broadcast Ltd. is now among Intelsat’s more than 25 DTH platforms it supports worldwide.