TV Plus Renews Commitment for Satellite Distribution Services with Intelsat


 
 
05:15 11/19/2017

Intelsat S.A. I , operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, confirmed a multi-year satellite services agreement on Intelsat 19 with TV Plus, a Direct-to-Home television provider servicing diverse communities in Australia.

Intelsat is a leading DTH provider in the Asia-Pacific region, distributing content for media customers in Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia and New Caledonia.

TV Plus will use Ku-band satellite services on Intelsat 19 to deliver global content to local viewers in Australia and New Zealand. Located at 166° East, Intelsat 19 is a premier video neighborhood, reaching more than 37 million pay-tv subscribers.

“Intelsat’s satellite services give us the foundation we need to innovate and stay ahead of our competitors by using the latest technologies to deliver the best viewing experience for our customers,” said John Jeremic, Director at TV Plus.

“We have worked with Intelsat for more than 10 years and have seen firsthand how its world-class video neighborhood has helped expand our audience reach. We’re able to cost-efficiently add more channels to the platform and deliver more programming to our viewers while maintaining the same amount of satellite bandwidth,” Jeremic continued.

Terry Bleakley, Intelsat’s Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Sales said, “There is a lot of opportunity for diverse programming in the Asia-Pacific region, and consumers are demanding quicker access and more viewing options. Working with TV Plus and building upon the strong relationship we’ve established over the past several years has given us a greater understanding of the demand and the type of cost-effective satellite services it needs to reach a broader audience, with more high-quality programming options.”

I  also recently announced that longtime customer Trinity Broadcasting Network signed a multi-year agreement to distribute high definition (HD) and standard definition programming to cable head-ends throughout North America.

TBN, America’s most-watched faith channel, will reach more than 100 million households in the United States through Intelsat’s highly penetrated Galaxy 14 video neighborhood.

Galaxy 14 distributes more than 200 channels in North America, with close to 100 channels in HD. TBN’s programming will seamlessly transition to a next-generation Galaxy satellite at the same orbital location over the span of the long-term contract.

“As the world’s largest religious network, Trinity Broadcasting Network relies on the ubiquity of our Globalized Network to expand to new markets and cost-effectively deliver programming to millions of viewers,” said Randy Anders, Intelsat’s Managing Director, North America Sales. “Our collaboration with TBN and its eagerness to continue services well into the next decade is a great example of the quality, reliability, and efficiency of our Galaxy 14 satellite, which reaches more subscribers than any other satellite in the United States.”

“Intelsat sets the industry standard for delivering reliable media services that allow broadcasters to deliver programming that attracts more viewers,” said Robert Fopma, TBN’s COO. “The resiliency and high penetration rate of Intelsat’s Galaxy 14 neighborhood has been vital to our growth strategy and expanded our audience base to reach our audience with our faith-based, high-quality programs.”


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