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Intelsat extends agreement with Starz

Intelsat has announced that global media and entertainment company, Starz, has extended its commitment for distribution services on the Intelsat Galaxy satellites.

Under the agreement, Intelsat will provide a combination of broadcast and IntelsatOne services for Starz, which currently distributes 49 channels/feeds on the Intelsat fleet. This includes content distribution via the Intelsat Galaxy 13, Galaxy 14 and Galaxy 15 satellites. Intelsat will also provide disaster recovery services through a secondary uplink chain from Intelsat’s teleport in Castle Rock, Colorado.

“The reliability of the Intelsat Galaxy fleet supports our goal of maximising our audience and maintaining the delivery quality of the Starz programming,” said Ray Milius, EVP, Programming Operations at Starz. “Starz will also see additional cost-effective operational efficiencies by using Intelsat’s facilities for our disaster recovery planning.”

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