VISTA Satellite Communications, Inc. Signs with Intelsat for Long-term Occasional Use Capacity
Pembroke, Bermuda, 18 June 2007
Intelsat Ltd., the world’s leading provider of commercial satellite services, announced today that it signed a multi-year contract with space segment and transmission service provider VISTA Satellite Communications, Inc. Under the agreement, Intelsat will provide satellite capacity that supports expansion of VISTA’s occasional-use television offerings.
Through this contract, Intelsat is providing domestic and international satellite capacity that allows VISTA to deliver more occasional use satellite time for its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, broadcasters, cable programmers, educational institutions, government agencies and news organizations.
“We just completed our new state-of-the-art broadcasting facility in South Florida and needed to increase our transmission bandwidth in order to better serve our growing customer base,” said Roy Liemer, President and CEO, VISTA Satellite Communications. “Intelsat’s flexible satellite and fiber network provides the global connectivity into key markets, cable and broadcasting neighborhoods that we need for our global expansion.”
“While other satellite service providers continue to diminish their occasional use services and offerings, Intelsat and VISTA continue to build their portfolios. VISTA Satellite Communications is a premiere network service provider in this arena and we are pleased to be building this long-term relationship,” said Ron Rosenthal, Intelsat’s Vice President Broadcast Services, North America. “Globalization of media is a major trend in the industry today, and Intelsat is ideally suited to serve customers with global distribution needs.”