ART/International Network Distribution Extends Agreement with Intelsat in the Americas
Luxembourg, 20 March 2013
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, announced a multi-year extension agreement with Lebanon-based ART/International Network Distribution (IND), the leading aggregator and distributor of niche and international channels in the global market.
ART/IND has extended its agreement on the Intelsat 21 satellite, located at 302° East, for the contribution and distribution of its key programming channels in the Americas.
As an Intelsat customer for more than a decade, ART/IND will join several premier media companies on the satellite in delivering a mix of compelling and diverse content. Intelsat 21, along with Intelsat 805, offers media companies the premier video neighborhoods and DTH platforms available in the Americas, providing unparalleled access to viewers.
“Through this agreement, we are able to continue serving our growing number of channel affiliates and customers and enjoy the global coverage that we require,” said ART/IND CEO Karim Abdallah. “With its reliable satellite fleet and expansive coverage, Intelsat is uniquely capable of providing the access we need to serve our channel affiliates and customers.”
“This agreement exemplifies the growth in media distribution by global companies reaching viewers in the Americas,” said Intelsat RVP of Europe and Middle East Sales Jean-Philippe Gillet. “Leaders such as ART/IND continue to turn to Intelsat for access to leading video neighborhoods and DTH platforms in the Americas.”
About ART IND
IND, ART’s global distribution arm, is the leading aggregator and marketer of niche television services to various ethnic communities in four continents. Among the languages distributed by IMD are Arabic, Italian and Greek. Through its offices worldwide and alliances with major content providers and distribution platforms, IND continues to provide the best Middle Eastern and European programming and links communities to their homeland.
Intelsat is the leading provider of satellite services worldwide. For over 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world’s leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer, by far.
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