BBC World News Signs Multi-satellite Deal for Program Distribution to Asia-Pacific and the Americas via the Intelsat Network
Luxembourg, 10 June 2010
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, announced that BBC World News has signed a renewal and expansion contract for satellite and teleport services to distribute its programming to its audiences throughout Asia-Pacific and the Americas regions.
Intelsat’s distribution solution includes satellite capacity on four satellites plus teleport and fiber services via its IntelsatOneSM terrestrial network. To reach viewers in the Asia-Pacific region, BBC World News will utilize capacity on the Intelsat 8 and the Intelsat 5 satellites, located at 166º E and 169º E, respectively. For distribution into the Americas, BBC World News will use capacity on the Intelsat 9 and the Galaxy 13 satellites, located at 58° W and 127° W, respectively. Uplinking services will be carried out at Intelsat’s teleports located in Ellenwood, Georgia; Napa, California; and Paumalu, Hawaii.
Colin Lawrence, Commercial Director at BBC World News, said: “Being accessible to as wide an audience as possible is vitally important to us, whether that is via satellite or fiber services, so we’re very happy to increase our reach and deliver our programming to more viewers with this deal.”
“By leveraging our regional video neighborhoods, the BBC is able to efficiently deliver its programming to the top DTH and cable communities,” said Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s Senior Vice President, Global Sales. “Our ability to combine satellites with fiber and teleport services on our IntelsatOne network provides programmers and broadcasters a seamlessly integrated end-to-end solution that meets their global distribution requirements.”
Intelsat will be exhibiting at CommunicAsia 2010, a leading Information Communications Technology conference and exhibition in Singapore, June 15-18 at booth #6D2-07.