ViewSat Selects Intelsat for US Service

Galaxy 19 Ku-band reach

Ku-band map of Intelsat’s Galaxy 19. Photo: Intelsat

[Via Satellite 02-06-2014] ViewSat will be using Intelsat capacity to facilitate and enhance its distribution service to the North American direct-to-home (DTH) market. The British operator will use Intelsat’s Galaxy 19 video neighborhood, which serves as a U.S. neighborhood for free-to-air multicultural programming, distributing content originating from 66 countries around the world in more than 40 different languages.

The Ku-band DTH platform will serve customers in the U.S. and Caribbean. Intelsat will also provide an uplink via the IntelsatOne PoP in London to transport the signal to ViewSat’s Mountainside Teleport in Maryland.

“As we looked to expand our geographic footprint to North America, it was only natural that we would work with Intelsat, which has been our partner in serving the sub-Saharan African market on Intelsat 20 for many years. The Galaxy 19 video neighborhood will allow us to deliver high quality, regionalized content, allowing us to increase our client’s audience and meet the unique demands of the North American market,” said Safia Rana, head of sales and marketing at ViewSat.

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