Intelsat and Globecast broaden audience reach for France 24

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world´s first Globalized Network and provider of integrated satellite communications, recently announced that Globecast, a global solutions provider for media, will continue distribution of two France 24 channels and also broadcast a brand new Spanish speaking high-definition (HD) channel via Intelsat 21, the company said.

Under the new, multi-year expanded agreement, Globecast will distribute three channels — English, French and Spanish-speaking — to cable operators across North America, Latin America and Canada. Globecast will leverage satellite services on Intelsat 21 — a premier video neighborhood in the Latin America region — including fiber backhaul and the IntelsatOne Multi Channel per Carrier (MCPC) platform to support content distribution and global expansion.

The MCPC platform is fully integrated with IntelsatOne fiber and teleport services for quick and cost-effective development of global networks for new channel distribution.

Located at 302° East, Intelsat 21 delivers premier-pan regional program distribution for the region. Intelsat currently delivers 77 of the 100 most watched channels in Latin America. Intelsat´s cable distribution neighborhood in Latin America is comprised of three, high-performance, fully penetrated satellites — Intelsat 11, Intelsat 21 and Intelsat 34 — carrying premium programming from around the world. Intelsat 14 is the newest satellite in the Latin America video neighborhood and is expanding the company´s media distribution leadership position in the region by delivering HD content to broadcasters.

Intelsat combines the world´s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.