Intelsat, Ltd., the world's leading provider of fixed satellite services and the first global satellite operator to provide international digital transmissions of High-Definition (HD) content, announced today that Fox Pan American Sports, one of the world's largest Spanish-language sports programming ventures, will launch its new HD channel on the Intelsat network. Fox Pan American Sports signed a multi-year contract for capacity on Intelsat's IS-805 satellite, located at 55.5° W, to distribute its HD programming throughout Latin America.
Fox Pan American Sports delivers Fox Sports in Latin America and Fox Sports en Español reaching over 37 million households throughout the Americas. These networks transmit first-class live event programming that includes the NFL, MLB, Formula 1, Barclays English Premier League, FIFA Club World Cup, and the two largest and most prestigious soccer tournaments in Latin America, the Copa Santander Libertadores and the Copa Nissan Sudamericana.
On April 12, 1989, Intelsat delivered the first digital HD transmission between the United States and Japan. Today, Intelsat delivers more than 115 HD channels, brining the brightest stars in news, entertainment and sports to millions of homes throughout the world.
Intelsat will be celebrating its “20 years of HD” with an exhibition at NAB 2009 in Hall C, Booth #4937 and in the Outdoor Pavilion, Booth #E404. NAB 2009 is the trade show for professionals involved in the creation, management and delivery of content for the broadcasting industry, which is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 20-23 April.