Telecom New Zealand recently expanded its agreement with Intelsat for capacity on Intelsat 18 at 180 degrees East. The company will continue to provide Internet services between New Zealand and the Solomon Islands and Palau, which are located in the South Pacific.
India-based Mavis Satcom has signed a multi-year renewal agreement for satellite capacity on Intelsat 10 at 68.5 degrees East, which will allow for the continued distribution of four popular regional television channels – Jaya TV, Jaya Plus, Jaya Max and Jaya Movies – throughout the Indian subcontinent. Intelsat 10 is expected to be replaced by Intelsat 20 when it launches in the third quarter of 2012.
TVB Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary company of Hong Kong Television Broadcasts (TVB), also recently signed a multi-year agreement for renewal of its Ku-band capacity on Intelsat 8 at 166 degrees East, allowing the company to deliver Chinese programming content across Australia and New Zealand. The service is expected to transition later this year from Intelsat 8 to Intelsat 19.
Finally, South Korean telecommunications company Onse Telecom recently signed an agreement for additional capacity on Intelsat 8 and Intelsat 10. The agreement will enable Onse Telecom to begin distributing content from Korean broadcaster KBS in HD across Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Onse Telecom’s services are expected to transition to Intelsat 19 and Intelsat 20 later this year.