Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world´s first Globalized Network and provider of integrated satellite communications, has announced that C-SPAN, the Washington D.C. based suite of public affairs networks, has signed a new, long-term contract for C-band satellite services on Intelsat´s Galaxy 14 satellite, the company said.
By choosing Intelsat´s highly penetrated Galaxy 14 neighborhood located at 125Â° West, C-SPAN joins a select group of top tier programmers. Galaxy 14 distributes more than 200 channels in North America, with over 100 channels in high-definition (HD).
Intelsat will transport the signals from C-SPAN´s headquarters in Washington, D.C. via IntelsatOne fiber and provide an uplink to Galaxy 14 for distribution to cable head-ends via the Intelsat teleport in Ellenwood, Georgia. Intelsat´s Riverside teleport in California will provide an additional disaster recovery uplink. C-SPAN is expected to transition its programming to Galaxy 30, a next-generation Intelsat satellite, after Galaxy 30´s planned launch in 2020.
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Created by the cable TV industry and now in nearly 100 million TV households, CâSPAN programs three commercial-free public affairs television networks; CâSPAN Radio, heard in Washington, D.C., at 90.1 FM and available as an App; and C-SPAN.org, a videoârich website offering live coverage of government events and access to the vast archive of CâSPAN programming. All funding for C-SPAN operations is provided by cable and satellite television providers.