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Intelsat to distribute BBC World News

Intelsat has announced that BBC World News has renewed and expanded its contract for use of multiple Intelsat premier video neighborhoods and the IntelsatOne terrestrial network to distribute content across several continents.

Under the multi-year agreement, BBC World News will be delivered to millions of viewers in the Americas and Asia via four of Intelsat’s premier video neighborhoods:

Galaxy 13 at 127˚ West – a North America cable distribution neighborhood utilized by the world’s top programmers to deliver premium HD channels

Intelsat 19 at 166˚ East – a Pacific Rim cable distribution neighborhood and South Pacific Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform

Intelsat 20 at 68.5˚ East – a cable distribution and DTH neighborhood and transcontinental hotspot from Europe to East Asia, and the number one video neighborhood serving India

Intelsat 21 at 302˚ East – a Latin America cable distribution neighborhood with the highest cable head-end penetration on the continent

“Information is critical to any community and by leveraging Intelsat’s globalized network, we’re able to reliably deliver high-quality content that keeps millions of viewers up to date on the latest events happening around the world,” said Karen Schmidt, Intelsat’s Vice President of Marketing. “Intelsat’s strong regional neighborhoods and the IntelsatOne terrestrial network provide our customers with flexible, cost-effective and secure, distribution solutions, enabling them to efficiently expand their coverage and reach.”

“The world’s top programmers require access to the highest levels of cable and DTH penetration around the globe,” said Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s SVP, Sales and Marketing. “Our leading video neighborhoods in the Americas and Asia will allow clients such as the BBC to reach more viewers in more markets and offer them the chance to grow their businesses.”

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