PanAmSat Reaches Marketing Alliance with T-Systems for World Cup 2006 Delivery Solutions
Agreement Firm Allows for Mutual Sharing of Telecom Resources during Championship in Germany
Wilton, CT, 9 September 2005
PanAmSat (NYSE: PA) announced today that it had achieved a marketing alliance with T-Systems, an official broadcast partner with Host Broadcast Services (HBS) for the 2006 FIFA World Cup (insert TM symbol), for a joint telecommunications delivery solution for the 2006 World Cup event to be held in Germany. The accord includes the intention to bundle several of both companies’ resources including satellite capacity, fiber networks and teleports.
“PanAmSat has been delivering every kick and every goal of the World Cup around the globe for many years. This alliance with T-Systems allows both companies to share their resources to bring broadcasters the most-watched sporting event in the world,” said Catherine A. Palaia, vice president, PASport Services, PanAmSat. “With new technologies such as HDTV gaining popularity, it is crucial to be able to deliver the signal in all its clarity and color. By teaming up with T-Systems, PanAmSat will ensure it captures every high-def moment of the World Cup.”
PanAmSat and T-Systems plan to share the following resources during the month-long World Cup:
Satellite dish farm and Usingen, Germany teleport
Telekom Global Network (Fiber)
Mobile SNG trucks throughout Germany
With over 400 satellite paths on 14 global satellites and 22,000 miles of fiber, PanAmSat has the world’s largest and most complete broadcast contribution network. Its PASport global, on-the-spot broadcasting service for the transmission of breaking news and live events provides seamless, high-quality global transmission solutions to its over 400 broadcast services customers.