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Intelsat General Wins Extension to Broadcast to US Troops

By | April 25, 2018

Intelsat General will distribute TV and radio programing to U.S. troops around the world, working with the support of three other satellite and ground service providers and using six satellites, five teleportsand the IntelsatOne terrestrial fiber network. Photo Credit: Intelsat

Intelsat General, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, will distribute television and radio programing to U.S. servicemen and women stationed around the world, working with the support of three other satellite and ground service providers: SES Government Solutions, Korea Telecom and Allen Communications.

Intelsat General has been carrying the global satellite feed for the American Forces Network (AFN) for more than 15 years, bringing U.S. troops on land and at sea a wide variety of television and radio programming. The new one-year contract with four renewable option years will involve six satellites and five teleports at various locations around the globe, as well as the IntelsatOne terrestrial fiber network.

The AFN will provide Intelsat General with three data streams for distribution globally, using uplink teleports in California and Maryland in the United States as well as South Korea and Germany. Intelsat will distribute the AFN programming to ships at sea and fixed military bases in the Atlantic Ocean Region, the Indian Ocean Region, and the Continental U.S., Greenland, Central America and Cuba.