Encompass Digital Media Expands Intelsat Contract to Reach 64 Million North American Households
[Via Satellite 04-19-2016] Intelsat announced that Encompass Digital Media, a technology services company delivering end-to-end video solutions to broadcast and media companies, has renewed and expanded its contract using Intelsat’s Galaxy fleet and video neighborhoods to deliver Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) content to 64 million households across North America.
Under the multi-year agreement, Encompass will use satellite solutions spanning five Intelsat Galaxy satellites: Galaxy 13 at 127 degrees west, Galaxy 14 at 125 degrees west. Galaxy 17 at 91 degrees west, Galaxy 19 at 97 degrees west, and Galaxy 23 at 121 degrees west. The five premier North America video neighborhoods distribute nearly 600 channels, approximately 250 in HD, and deliver top distribution services for premier Tier 1 cable programming, multicultural and specialty programming, full-time broadcast distribution and occasional use contribution, and premier regional and league sports programming.