27 April 2018 (Oslo, Norway) New, multi-transponder agreement between Intelsat and Telenor Satellite to support growth of leading Direct-to-Home platform in Central and Eastern Europe.
The agreement is a long term multi-transponder agreement, which will provide Intelsat with satellite capacity for its broadcast customers on the THOR 5 and THOR 7 satellites.
This will allow Intelsat to support the growth of its media customers as they look to bring new and differentiated content to and from the region as well as enhance access to Intelsat’s leading DTH platform at 1º West.
Telenor’s satellite fleet resides at the prime orbital location, 1º West, which currently serves over 2,2 million DTH households in Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and is one of the fastest growing orbital locations in Central and Eastern Europe.
“The agreement with Intelsat is core to our broadcast household reach within Central and Eastern Europe and it is essential in order to continue the positive development in the region”, says Ole Ledang, Director Broadcasting Division of Telenor Satellite.
“We have a strong and positive commercial relationship with Intelsat, which we look forward to proceed”, Ledang concludes.
“The 1º West neighborhood delivers significant advantages to broadcasters who are looking to expand their channel distribution in this fast -growing market,” says Rob Cerbone, Intelsat’s Vice President and General Manager, Media, stated, “Through our partnership with Telenor, we are able to meet our customers’ increasing broadcast demands, facilitate their growth objectives and provide them with quick, cost-efficient access to DTH and cable systems in Central and Eastern Europe.”
About Telenor Satellite
Telenor Satellite provides extensive television broadcasting services for distribution and contribution applications to broadcasters throughout Europe, utilising a hybrid network, comprising terrestrial circuits, teleports and its satellite fleet. Telenor Satellite operates at the prime orbital location, 1 degree West, the leading position in the Nordic region and one of the leading positions in Central and Eastern Europe. Telenor Satellite also delivers mobility connectivity and application services via satellite in Europe and the Middle East. Visit the company’s website at www.telenorsat.com
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services, and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com
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