Eutelsat expands cable reach over 50 million homes across Americas

Eutelsat Communications (Paris: ETL) (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) is carrying out a far-reaching antenna seeding programme to allow broadcasters across the Americas to enhance their reach and cable operators to enrich their offer via Eutelsat´s premium video neighbourhoods at 65° West and 113/117° West, the company said.

The programme is boosting opportunities for broadcasters to distribute their content and will further anchor the EUTELSAT 113 West A and EUTELSAT 117 West A satellites in Latin America´s cable market with 100% penetration of tier 1 and 2 operators, representing over 32m homes.

Through the same initiative, EUTELSAT 65 West A is poised to achieve 100% penetration of Brazilian cable operators, allowing Eutelsat´s key satellite for Brazil to reach over 18m homes. Both programmes will be completed by the end of 2017.

These programmes will allow Eutelsat to further position itself in the Americas broadcasting market, where it already has significant reach. Key customers across these neighbourhoods include Televisa, Thema, and SPI.

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world´s and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 39 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies. Eutelsat´s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user´s location.

Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.