Globecast to Add New Channel in the Americas Using Intelsat Capacity
Intelsat announced that Globecast will continue to distribute two France 24 channels and also broadcast a brand-new, Spanish-speaking High Definition (HD) channel via Intelsat 21. Under the new, multi-year expanded agreement, Globecast will distribute three channels — English, French and Spanish-speaking — to cable operators across North America, Latin America and Canada.
Globecast will leverage satellite services on Intelsat 21, a video neighborhood in the Latin America region, including fiber backhaul and the IntelsatOne Multi Channel per Carrier (MCPC) platform to support content distribution and global expansion. According to Intelsat, the MCPC platform is fully integrated with IntelsatOne fiber and teleport services to accelerate development of global networks for new channel distribution.
Intelsat’s cable distribution neighborhood in Latin America comprises three satellites — Intelsat 11, Intelsat 21 and Intelsat 34 — carrying programming from around the world. Intelsat 14 is the newest satellite in the Latin America video neighborhood and is expanding the company’s media distribution in the region by delivering HD content to broadcasters.
“To increase our global footprint and reach new viewers with a higher quality of content, we need a reliable, expansive distribution network that can effectively tap into different regions of the world,” said Philippe Bernard, Globecast Group’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “Continuing our partnership with Intelsat and leveraging the highly penetrated Intelsat 21 video neighborhood will enable us to deliver France 24 optimal coverage and access to more viewers in the Americas and Canada.”