New Commitments On Intelsat 17


25 Mar 2011
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With premier anchor programmers such as Sun TV, Sony Pictures Television and Essel Shyam already on board, Intelsat 17 continues to attract blue-chip customers as India’s new video hotspot. Tata Communications’ Global Media and Entertainment division, part of the Tata Companies, recently entered into a contract for multiple transponders at 66° E, enabling content distribution for broadcasters globally to cable headends across the Intelsat 17 footprint. The multi-year contract further strengthens Tata Communications’ ability to access the community of Asian-themed programming.

Indiasign, a prominent service provider for MCPC broadcasting services in India, recently entered into a contract for C-band services supporting cable distribution for its growing portfolio of tier one media programmers. Indiasign plans to migrate services from Intelsat’s APR-1 capacity to Intelsat 17 at 66° E in the next few months.

Finally, Intelsat is partnering with Encompass Digital Media to expand our managed media services in the Asia-Pacific region. The companies are developing a new IntelsatONE MCPC platform on Intelsat 17, adding to the Intelsat 8 MCPC platform that was implemented late last year.

The two platforms are highly suitable for new HD and SD channel launches in Asia, offering programmers cost effective DVB-S2 solutions with access to a premier neighborhood of thousands of cable systems, hotels and other distribution sites. Intelsat and Encompass Digital Media have a wide coverage area including Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Asia Pacific, as well as the Pacific Islands.
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