Intelsat has signed a new multi-year agreement with RRsat under which RRsat will utilise Intelsat capacity to facilitate and further enhance RRsat’s penetration in the North American DTH market.
RRsat will use the power of the Galaxy 19 video neighbourhood. Located at 97°W, Galaxy 19 serves as the premier US neighbourhood for free-to-air multicultural programming, distributing content originating from 66 countries around the world in over 40 different languages. The satellite offers a Ku-band DTH platform that services customers in the United States, reaching millions of homes.
“In today’s multicultural society, our customers’ audiences are demanding more diverse and unique programming, regardless of their location,” said Lior Rival, RRsat’s Chief Commercial Officer. “As we continue to enhance our presence in the US, Intelsat’s Galaxy 19 video neighborhood is a natural choice for RRsat as it will enable us to deliver on that demand and further expand our customer base.”