Fox Pan American Sports Establishes Its First HD Platform On The Intelsat Network

Fox Pan
American Sports, one of the world’s largest Spanish-language sports programming
ventures, will launch its new HD channel on the Intelsat network. Fox Pan
American Sports signed a multi-year contract for capacity on Intelsat’s IS-805
satellite, located at 55.5° W, to distribute its HD programming throughout Latin America.

Fox Pan
American Sports delivers Fox Sports
in Latin America and Fox Sports en
Español to more than 37 million households throughout the Americas. These networks transmit
first-class live event programming that includes the NFL, MLB, Formula 1, Barclays English Premier League,
FIFA Club World Cup, and the two largest and most prestigious soccer
tournaments in Latin America — the Copa Santander Libertadores and the Copa
Nissan Sudamericana.
“Latin America is a large territory with passionate sports
fans who demand to watch their favorite local and international teams
throughout the year,” says Jim Ganley, COO for Fox Pan American Sports. “We are
committed to finding new ways to deliver the best and most diverse sports programming
to our loyal viewers. Our single platform HD rollout through Intelsat’s IS-805
satellite will set a new standard in live event sports programming in Latin America that will significantly benefit all our
viewers. We have enjoyed a long relationship with Intelsat and we are confident
that its heritage in HD delivery will ensure our loyal viewers receive the
highest quality programming from Fox Sports.”
continue to lead in the proliferation of HD and we are now witnessing a growing
demand for such HD programming in Latin America,”
says Carmen Gonzalez-Sanfeliu, Intelsat’s VP, Latin America & Caribbean.
“We will continue to build our HD neighborhoods in order to ensure efficient,
high value distribution for our customers, meeting their business growth
On 12 April
1989, Intelsat delivered the first digital HD transmission between the United States and Japan. Today, Intelsat delivers
more than 115 HD channels, brining news, entertainment, and sports to millions
of homes throughout the world.
will be celebrating its “20 years of HD” with an exhibition at NAB 2009 in Hall
C, Booth #4937 and in the Outdoor Pavilion, Booth #E404.

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