Intelsat Donates Satellite Capacity to Support the Broadcast of the “12-12-12” Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert
Luxembourg, 12 December 2012
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, is donating satellite distribution services for the “12-12-12” Hurricane Sandy relief concert in New York City, working with AMC Networks. Intelsat will provide capacity for the Dec. 12 event via its Galaxy 17, Intelsat 11 and Intelsat 805 satellites, enabling viewership across North America and South America.
“12-12-12” will be distributed worldwide to nearly two billion people through television feeds, radio and online streaming. It will be available to 114 million television households in the United States, and to more than 400 million television homes outside the country via networks and feeds in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden, the event will feature Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney.
“It is an honor to support this event through our donation of satellite capacity, which will directly assist those impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy,” said Intelsat SVP of Global Sales Kurt Riegelman. “Intelsat has a long history of providing support in times of need, and we hope that through this donation, more people will tune in and come forward with their generous contributions.”
The concert is being produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and Chairman of The Weinstein Company.
All proceeds from ticket purchases and donations will go to serve the victims of Hurricane Sandy through the Robin Hood Relief Fund.