Intelsat Increases International Services

By | September 6, 2007 | Broadcasting, ST Briefs

[09-06-07 –  Satellite Today] Intelsat Ltd. has signed transponder contracts with two major direct-to-home (DTH) providers in the Middle East and Europe, the company announced Sept. 6.

The contacts, both multi-year and multi-transponder, will support My TV, a Strong Technologies LLC service based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP), a Portuguese public service broadcaster.

Strong Technologies will be using additional capacity on the Intelsat 10 satellite to expand its programming across Africa, while RTP will use the Intelsat 907 satellite for Africa distribution of RTP Africa and RTP Internacional; the Intelsat 805 satellite for RTP Internacional programming in North, Central and South America; and the Galaxy 28 satellite for DTH distribution in Brazil of RTP Internacional. 

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