Intelsat and Telenor Satellite have signed a long term multi-transponder agreement, which will provide Intelsat with satellite capacity for its broadcast customers on the THOR 5 and THOR 7 satellites.
This will allow Intelsat to support the growth of its media customers as they look to bring new and differentiated content to and from the region as well as enhance access to Intelsat’s leading DTH platform at 1 degree West.
Telenor’s satellite fleet resides at the prime orbital location, 1º West, which currently serves over 2,2 million DTH households in Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and is one of the fastest growing orbital locations in Central and Eastern Europe.
“The agreement with Intelsat is core to our broadcast household reach within Central and Eastern Europe and it is essential in order to continue the positive development in the region”, said Ole Ledang, Director Broadcasting Division of Telenor Satellite.
“We have a strong and positive commercial relationship with Intelsat, which we look forward to proceed”, Ledang concludes. “The 1º West neighborhood delivers significant advantages to broadcasters who are looking to expand their channel distribution in this fast -growing market,” said Rob Cerbone, Intelsat’s Vice President and General Manager, Media, stated. “Through our partnership with Telenor, we are able to meet our customers’ increasing broadcast demands, facilitate their growth objectives and provide them with quick, costefficient access to DTH and cable systems in Central and Eastern Europe.”