Intelsat for Grupo Chilefilms
October 26, 2012
Intelsat has announced an agreement with Grupo Chilefilms to provide satellite connectivity for a new digital cinema distribution network that will serve Mexico, the Caribbean and South America.
Under a multi-year contract, Intelsat will provide C-band capacity to Grupo Chilefilms on the Intelsat 1R satellite at 310° East, transitioning to capacity on the Intelsat 27 satellite, which is scheduled for launch in the first quarter of 2013.
Grupo Chilefilms owns and operates CINECOLOR SAT, a new satellite-based distribution network that will deliver feature films and live events directly to cinemas throughout Latin America. Grupo Chilefilms began testing the network on Intelsat 1R in early October, and it is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2012.