Encompass Selects Intelsat’s Premier Video Neighborhood to Expand Media Distribution in Latin America
Luxembourg, 26 June 2014 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, announced today that it has signed a 15-year agreement with Encompass Digital Media, a global leader in mission-critical media capture, management and distribution services, for capacity on Intelsat 34, one of the three satellites comprising Intelsat’s premier video neighborhoods serving Latin America.
Encompass will transition from Intelsat 805 at 304.5˚ East to its replacement satellite, Intelsat 34, in late 2015, and lease additional C-band capacity to expand its SD and HD video distribution feeds throughout Latin America.
“Intelsat’s premier video neighborhood at 304.5˚E delivers high cable head-end penetration throughout Latin America which will allow us to meet the increased demand for HD and regionalized content distribution,” said Juan Salleras, executive vice president and general manager, Encompass Latin America. “The premium transponders on Intelsat 34 will allow us to operate more efficiently and provide programmers with the ability to deliver higher quality and differentiated content to their viewers. ”
“Starting with the global distribution of the Mexico Olympic Games in 1968, Intelsat has been the leading provider of satellite services to the Latin America media market, delivering the region’s most-watched channels to more cable head-ends than any other satellite operator,” said Carmen Gonzalez-Sanfeliu, regional vice president, Latin America and Caribbean sales, Intelsat. “The Intelsat 34 satellite, and our related investments in ground infrastructure in the region, will further support Encompass’ growth plans, enhancing its highly respected distribution platform for the region.”
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) is the world’s leading provider of satellite services, delivering high performance connectivity solutions for media, fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, enterprise and government and military applications. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video and broadband services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and mobile broadband access, Intelsat creates value for its customers through creative space-based solutions. Envision…Connect…Transform…with Intelsat, celebrating 50 years of space leadership in 2014. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.
Encompass, a global leader in mission-critical media capture, management and distribution services, owns and operates broadcast facilities throughout Argentina (Buenos Aires), Asia (Singapore), U.K. (London) and U.S.A. (Atlanta, Los Angeles Metro, Minneapolis, New York Metro). Encompass serves the world’s leading local, regional and global media companies, broadcasters, corporations and government end-users with customized, cost-effective and innovative solutions. Specializing in full-time network origination/playout and live ad-hoc transmission services, the company is a global gateway for moving media throughout EMEA, Latin America, Pacific Rim and U.S.A. Encompass broadcasts 800+ channels delivering content in a variety of languages throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In addition to linear networks, Encompass provides an array of non-linear services including VOD, Over-the-Top, IPTV, IP streaming and mobile services. Through the company’s Global Interconnect Fiber Platform, clients have the ability to manage, transport, archive and restore digital files to numerous platforms in various formats that can move from facility-to-facility or to any destination worldwide within a seamless workflow.
Premier services include network origination/playout; content management; disaster recovery; central casting for TV stations; digital media services; digital file transfers via satellite, fiber and IP; video production services/studios; post-production services; occasional-use businesses (fiber, satellite, U.S.A.-based uplink trucks).
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