Intelsat to Provide Seven Satellites To Enable The Upcoming Television Special

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world´s first Globalized Network and provider of integrated satellite communications and TV5MONDE, the France-based international television network, are partnering to broadcast Le Tour du Monde de la Francophonie [The Grand Tour of the World of Francophonie], the companies said.

The live, 24-hour television broadcast will feature interviews with French culture experts from five different continents, in 14 subtitled languages and multiple time zones, reaching approximately 318 million television households around the world.

The tour broadcast requires a complex global network infrastructure to support the contribution of live interviews from 23 different countries, 13 of which will be backhauled to the TV5MONDE broadcast center in Paris using seven Intelsat satellites: Galaxy 28, Intelsat 19, Intelsat 20, Intelsat 901, Intelsat 905, Intelsat 906 and Intelsat 33e. TV5MONDE will also use the IntelsatOne® network which includes IntelsatOne teleports and the IntelsatOne MPLS fiber network to complement the Intelsat satellites.

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