TV Catarina Introduces Programming in Brazil Via Intelsat 14

Florianopolis, the capital and second largest city of the state of Santa Catarina. Photo: UNESCO.

Florianopolis, the capital and second largest city of the state of Santa Catarina. Photo: UNESCO.

Brazilian regional television broadcaster TV Catarina is the latest television programmer to join Intelsat 14, Intelsat’s new video neighborhood covering the Latin America region. Under the multi-year agreement, TV Catarina will use C-band satellite services on Intelsat 14 in Santa Catarina, a state in southern Brazil, to support the distribution of television programming to Ultra High Frequency (UHF) retransmission sites. TV Catarina is a TV Bandeirantes affiliate, and one of the main regional broadcasters in Brazil.

Intelsat 14, located at 315 degrees east, expands Intelsat’s media distribution in the region, joining Intelsat 11, Intelsat 21 and Intelsat 34. The company currently delivers 77 of the 100 most watched channels in the region, according to Intelsat.

“This new collaboration opens the door for TV Catarina to distribute high-quality, regional programming using an efficient network infrastructure that is cost-effective, reliable and flexible,” said Carmen Gonzalez-Sanfeliu, Intelsat’s managing director for Latin America and Caribbean Sales.

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