Australia: TV Plus renews Intelsat contract

Intelsat has confirmed a multi-year satellite services agreement on Intelsat 19 with TV Plus, a DTH TV provider servicing diverse communities in Australia.

Under the previously referenced renewal agreement, 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 neighbourhood, 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 first-hand how its world-class video neighbourhood 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.”

“There is a lot of opportunity for diverse programming in the Asia-Pacific region, and consumers are demanding quicker access and more viewing options,” said Terry Bleakley, Intelsat’s Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Sales. “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.”

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