Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), the world's leading provider of satellite
services, announced today that it has signed a 15-year agreement with
Encompass Digital Media, a global leader in mission-critical media
capture, management and distribution services, for capacity on Intelsat
34, one of the three satellites comprising Intelsat's premier video
neighborhoods serving Latin America.
Encompass will transition from Intelsat 805 at 304.5˚ East to its
replacement satellite, Intelsat 34, in late 2015, and lease additional
C-band capacity to expand its SD and HD video distribution feeds
throughout Latin America.
"Intelsat's premier video neighborhood at 304.5˚E delivers high cable
head-end penetration throughout Latin America which will allow us to
meet the increased demand for HD and regionalized content distribution,"
said Juan Salleras, executive vice president and general manager,
Encompass Latin America. "The premium transponders on Intelsat 34 will
allow us to operate more efficiently and provide programmers with the
ability to deliver higher quality and differentiated content to their
"Starting with the global distribution of the Mexico Olympic Games in
1968, Intelsat has been the leading provider of satellite services to
the Latin America media market, delivering the region's most-watched
channels to more cable head-ends than any other satellite operator,"
said Carmen Gonzalez-Sanfeliu, regional vice president, Latin America
and Caribbean sales, Intelsat. "The Intelsat 34 satellite, and our
related investments in ground infrastructure in the region, will further
support Encompass' growth plans, enhancing its highly respected
distribution platform for the region."
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I) is the world's leading provider of satellite
services, delivering high performance connectivity solutions for media,
fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, enterprise and government and
military applications. Intelsat's satellite, teleport and fiber
infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for
transmissions of video and broadband services. From the globalization of
content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular
networks and mobile broadband access, Intelsat creates value for its
customers through creative space-based solutions.
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Encompass, a global leader in mission-critical media capture, management
and distribution services, owns and operates broadcast facilities
throughout Argentina (Buenos Aires), Asia (Singapore), U.K. (London) and
U.S.A. (Atlanta, Los Angeles Metro, Minneapolis, New York Metro).
Encompass serves the world's leading local, regional and global media
companies, broadcasters, corporations and government end-users with
customized, cost-effective and innovative solutions. Specializing in
full-time network origination/playout and live ad-hoc transmission
services, the company is a global gateway for moving media throughout
EMEA, Latin America, Pacific Rim and U.S.A. Encompass broadcasts 800+
channels delivering content in a variety of languages throughout Western
and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In addition to
linear networks, Encompass provides an array of non-linear services
including VOD, Over-the-Top, IPTV, IP streaming and mobile services.
Through the company's Global Interconnect Fiber Platform, clients have
the ability to manage, transport, archive and restore digital files to
numerous platforms in various formats that can move from
facility-to-facility or to any destination worldwide within a seamless
Premier services include network origination/playout; content
management; disaster recovery; central casting for TV stations; digital
media services; digital file transfers via satellite, fiber and IP;
video production services/studios; post-production services;
occasional-use businesses (fiber, satellite, U.S.A.-based uplink trucks).