Intelsat Signs Maritime, Russian HDTV Deals
[Satellite Today – 06-05-08] Detecon Al Saudia Co. Ltd. signed a multi-year agreement with Intelsat to distribute Intelsat’s Network Broadband Global Maritime service to Detecon’s maritime customers, Inelsat announced June 5.
Detecon, a German-Saudi Arabian joint venture telecommunications and information technology company, will provide the service to its cargo vessel and oil rig customers in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East region.
Separately, Intelsat has signed a deal with Russia’s Rikor TV for the distribution of interactive high-definition TV services into Russia.
Under the agreement, Intelsat will provide transmission services to Rikor on its Intelsat 904 satellite located at 60° East, enabling Rikor’s programming to reach cable operators and direct-to-home customers in Western and Central Russia, accessing more than 80 percent of the Russian population.