Innova, Sky Brasil, Intelsat To Build Backup Satellite
[12-07-07 – Satellite Today] Innova S. de R.L. de C.V. and Sky Brasil Serviços Ltda. have reached an agreement with Intelsat Corp. to build and launch a 24-transponder satellite, Innova announced Dec. 5.
The satellite will provide backup services for both Sky Mexico Innova and Sky Brasil, and will also double Sky Mexico’s current capacity. Innova plans to use this extra capacity for HD and other value-added services.
The satellite, which will be manufactured by Orbital Sciences Corp. is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2009.