Intelsat, Orion Express extend delivery agreement

Intelsat (NYSE: I), operator of the world´s first Globalized Network, powered by its satellite backbone, has signed a multi-year extension with Orion Express for satellite services supporting direct-to-home (DTH) and media distribution services in Russia via the Intelsat 15 satellite, the company said.

Orion Express, a major satellite television provider and operator of the second largest DTH platform in Russia, uses multiple Ku-band transponders on Intelsat 15 and Horizons 2, co-located at 85º East, to deliver DTH services to customers and TV content to cable and IPTV head ends. Under the new agreement, Orion Express extended its use of Intelsat 15 well into the next decade and expanded its operations by consolidating services with Intelsat that had been with another satellite operator.

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.

Orion Express, LLC has been working at the satellite TV market for 11 years (since 2005). The major activities of the company are delivery of satellite TV services to individual subscribers, placement of TV channels on satellites, TV channels maintenance and release, delivery of television content to cable networks.