Televisa Contracts with Intelsat for Expanded International Distribution Services
Pembroke, Bermuda, 9 September 2009
Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, announced it signed a contract with Mexico’s Televisa, Latin America’s prime broadcaster and the world’s principal producer of Spanish-language content, for expanded international distribution of Televisa’s programming. Under this contract, Intelsat will distribute Televisa’s Pay TV programming to viewers throughout Europe via the Intelsat 905 satellite located at 335.5º E. The broadcaster will utilize Intelsat’s teleport in Fuchsstadt, Germany, for turnaround services of its content into Europe. Televisa has also secured additional capacity via the Intelsat 11 satellite, located at 317º E, to expand its programming bouquet with new channels for the Latin American cable TV sector. The agreement also provides Televisa with supplemental capacity on the Galaxy 16 satellite, located at 99º W, to augment its domestic distribution requirements.
“Intelsat’s global infrastructure, combining satellite, teleport and fiber, provides us with a world-class solution that meets our global video transmission needs,” said Televisa’s Vice President, Felix Araujo. “We look forward to the continued building of our relationship as we further expand our programming in the years to come.”
“With our proven record of successfully distributing Televisa’s programming throughout the Latin America region for more than 15 years, Televisa has now entrusted us with further expanding its programming into Europe and transmitting its new channels throughout the Americas,” said Carmen Gonzalez-Sanfeliu, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Latin America & Caribbean. “Our integrated ground and space infrastructure, along with our industry-leading video neighborhoods that offer access to thousands of cable head ends and DTH communities worldwide, provides broadcasters with the single platform needed for global transmission of content.”
Intelsat will be exhibiting in Hall 1, Stand C71 at IBC 2009, the international tradeshow for professionals involved in the creation, management and delivery of content for the broadcasting industry, which is being held at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 11-15 September.