Grupo Televisa Extends Intelsat Satellite Solutions Deal
Intelsat announced that leading Mexican multimedia company, Grupo Televisa, has extended their contract for Intelsat’s satellite solutions; leveraging the powerful high-throughput (HTS) Kuband beams on Intelsat 35e for their European distribution needs.
As part of the new, multi-year agreement, Grupo Televisa will leverage Intelsat’s global hybrid network to distribute its pay-TV programming to viewers throughout Europe via Intelsat 35e located at 325.5°East and the IntelsatOne terrestrial network. Intelsat will transport the signals from Televisa’s master control in Mexico City via IntelsatOne’s terrestrial network to the company’s teleport in Fuchsstadt, Germany, for turnaround services of its content throughout Europe. Intelsat is providing a fully managed service offering for Televisa’s European distribution, including monitoring the signal and providing immediate response to ensure efficient, reliable and high-quality content delivery at all times.
“In order to further expand Televisa’s international business and meet our global transmission needs, we need an end-to-end solution that is quick to scale and can reliably distribute high quality, secure content to our viewers,” says William Aguirre, director of satellite operations, Televisa. “Intelsat’s world-class global network and managed media solutions have enabled us to expand into new markets, cost efficiently distribute high quality content to viewers across Europe.”
“As broadcasters and programmers adjust their business models and distribution platforms to meet their viewers’ changing needs, it is critical to provide them with a managed solution that can quickly, simply and cost-effectively deliver their content anytime or anywhere they need it,” says Rob Cerbone, Intelsat’s vice president and general manager, media. “We greatly appreciate our continued partnership with Grupo Televisa and the trust that they have placed in Intelsat’s global network to meet their current distribution and future programming needs around the world.”
For more information about Intelsat’s media services, visit the Intelsat stand at Hall 1.C71 during the IBC 2018 Conference in Amsterdam 13-18 September.