Nine Network Australia picks Intelsat for domestic television programming

Intelsat (NYSE: I) has signed a contract with Nine Network Australia to distribute programming to the company´s six domestic television stations as well as provide global satellite and fiber connectivity using the IntelsatOne terrestrial network to bring news content and special events from around the world to Australia for its network affiliates, the company said.

Nine Network Australia (NNA) is one of the country´s top-rated commercial television networks, with local stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin, along with a regional broadcaster, NBN. The network also has news bureaus in Canberra, London and Los Angeles. NNA is a subsidiary of Nine Entertainment Co., one of Australia´s leading media companies.

Intelsat initially is providing services via the Australia/New Zealand Ku-Band beam on Intelsat 19 for the network´s broadcasting requirement. Under the agreement, Intelsat´s network support will extend well into the next decade.

Intelsat delivers cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Its Globalized Network 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.