Advanced Television

Intelsat, Turner capacity agreement

October 28, 2011

Intelsat has announced capacity agreements with Turner Broadcasting on two Intelsat satellites. Turner Broadcasting has extended its long-term commitment on Intelsat 9, and has committed to new capacity on Intelsat 11 as part of two multi-year deals.

“With Latin America’s continued growth, it’s more important than ever for Turner Broadcasting to secure long-term access to our regional customers,” said John Ball,Vice President of International Distribution Technology, Turner Broadcasting. “As the demand for content in Latin America grows, this agreement with Intelsat positions us perfectly to deliver the programming that our customers value the most.”

Turner Broadcasting will continue to provide standard-definition content on Intelsat 9, and will offer HD programming on Intelsat 11 to its customers in Latin America. Turner has historically used Intelsat’s fleet exclusively for its Latin American distribution platforms. Together with Intelsat 805, the three satellites are the premier content distribution platforms for television in the region.

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