Discovery Communications Launches Discovery HD Service In Europe Via Intelsat

By | November 17, 2006 | Broadcasting, Europe, ST Briefs, Telecom

Discovery Communications Inc. will use Intelsat’s PAS-12 satellite to provide Discovery HD in Europe, Intelsat announced Nov. 16.

"High-definition in Europe is fast-growing, and as the leader in HD programming, Discovery will continue to play a large role in the development and distribution of content and services utilizing this technology," John Honeycutt, Discovery Communications’ executive vice president of media, technology and operations, said in a statement.

The agreement with Intelsat marks an expansion of an existing relationship, as Intelsat provides distribution capacity for Discovery to reach nearly 1.5 billion subscribers around the globe.

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