TV Plus Extends Commitment to Broadcast Over Intelsat 19

Auckland waterfront as seen from the North Shore, New Zealand. Photo: Wikimedia.

Auckland waterfront as seen from the North Shore, New Zealand. Photo: Wikimedia.

Intelsat confirmed a multi-year satellite services agreement on Intelsat 19 with TV Plus, a Direct-to-Home (DTH) television provider servicing communities in Australia.

Under the renewal agreement, TV Plus will use Ku-band satellite services on Intelsat 19 to deliver global content to local viewers in Australia and New Zealand. Located at 166 degrees east, Intelsat 19 reaches more than 37 million pay-TV subscribers, according to Intelsat.

“We have worked with Intelsat for more than 10 years and have seen firsthand how its world-class video neighborhood has helped expand our audience reach. We’re able to cost-efficiently add more channels to the platform and deliver more programming to our viewers while maintaining the same amount of satellite bandwidth,” said John Jeremic, director at TV Plus.

“There is a lot of opportunity for diverse programming in the Asia-Pacific region, and consumers are demanding quicker access and more viewing options,” said Terry Bleakley, Intelsat’s managing director of Asia-Pacific sales. “Working with TV Plus and building upon the strong relationship we’ve established over the past several years has given us a greater understanding of the demand and the type of cost-effective satellite services it needs to reach a broader audience, with more high-quality programming options.”

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