Intelsat extends agreement with Starz

Integrated satellite communications provider Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) has extended its commitment with Starz for distribution services on the Intelsat Galaxy satellites, the company said.

Under the agreement, Intelsat will provide a combination of broadcast and IntelsatOne services for Starz, which currently distributes 49 channels/feeds on the Intelsat fleet. This includes content distribution via the Intelsat Galaxy 13, Galaxy 14 and Galaxy 15 satellites. Intelsat will also provide disaster recovery services through a secondary uplink chain from Intelsat´s teleport in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a global media and entertainment company that provides premium subscription video programming on domestic US pay television networks and produces and distributes content for worldwide audiences, including its investment in the STARZ PLAY Arabia OTT service.

Intelsat operates a globalized network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. It combines a 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.