Intelsat Announces Capacity Agreements with Turner Broadcasting
Deal extends and expands Turner’s capacity in Latin America
Luxembourg and Atlanta, Ga., 27 October 2011
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today announced capacity agreements with Turner Broadcasting on two Intelsat satellites. Turner Broadcasting has extended its long-term commitment on Intelsat 9, and has committed to new capacity on Intelsat 11 as part of two multi-year deals.
“With Latin America’s continued growth, it’s more important than ever for Turner Broadcasting to secure long-term access to our regional customers,” said John Ball, Vice President of International Distribution Technology, Turner Broadcasting. “As the demand for content in Latin America grows, this agreement with Intelsat positions us perfectly to deliver the programming that our customers value the most.”
Turner Broadcasting will continue to provide standard-definition content on Intelsat 9, and will offer high-definition programming on Intelsat 11 to its customers in Latin America. Turner has historically used Intelsat’s fleet exclusively for its Latin American distribution platforms. Together with Intelsat 805, the three satellites are the premier content distribution platforms for television in the region.
“Turner’s commitment to Latin America further strengthens its role as a premier distributor of standard- and high-definition programming in this quickly growing region,” said Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s SVP of Global Sales. “Thanks to our resilient and flexible satellite fleet, we are uniquely positioned to offer premier programmers like Turner unparalleled access to Latin America.”