Intelsat, Encompass deliver ultra high definition channel to Latin America

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of integrated satellite communications, in partnership with Encompass Digital Media, has made NASA TV the first linear Ultra High Definition (UHD) channel available on Intelsat´s system for Latin American cable operators, the company said.

Encompass delivers end-to-end video solutions worldwide to broadcast and media companies.

NASA TV provides coverage of NASA missions, launches, news conferences and special events. NASA TV, already using Galaxy 13 for North America distribution, is the newest addition to Intelsat´s four satellite Latin America cable distribution neighborhood, which currently delivers 77 of the 100 most watched channels in the region.

The UHD channel is hosted on Intelsat 14 located at 315 degrees East. NASA TV is being added to the company´s line-up of the most powerful and coveted media neighborhoods in the region, expanding programmer´s ability to deliver top content to all of Latin America.

Intelsat (NYSE: I) combines 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.