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Intelsat Secures Two New LatAm Broadcast Deals

By Mark Holmes | April 16, 2024

Intelsat secures two broadcasting deals in Latin America. Photo: Intelsat

Intelsat has secured two new broadcasting deals in Latin America. It will manage broadcast distribution services for MVS Television in Mexico and Caracol Television in Colombia. Intelsat announced the two deals, April 15.

Under the agreement with MVS Television, the company will send content to several of Intelsat’s Points of Presence (PoPs) where it enters the global media network for distribution. Intelsat then sends content through the IntelsatOne Fiber network to a teleport facility in Atlanta. The content is then uplinked to a video multiplexer platform on Intelsat 21 (IS-21) for distribution. In addition, disaster recovery uplink services are included in the network.

Caracol Television wanted to expand its Spanish programming’s audience in Latin America and the US. Intelsat offered a solution using space capacity for Latin America and a managed service for US distribution.

“Intelsat is seeing increased interest in our managed media services – terrestrial solutions such as IntelsatOne Fiber, IntelsatOne IP, uplink, downlink, and teleport services – throughout LATAM thanks to our recent investments in infrastructure in the region and our unique ability to reliably distribute high-quality programming to locations across the globe. These agreements show our commitment as a trusted advisor to providing customers with the world-class solutions they need,” Richard Kohlweg, Intelsat’s managing sales director, LATAM Media, said in a statement.