[SatNews] Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) has announced that ViewSat is using Intelsat capacity to facilitate and successfully enhance their distribution service to the North American, direct-to-home (DTH) market—the service has been previously disclosed and live to new and existing ViewSat customers since November 2013.
As part of the agreement, ViewSat is accessing the power of the Intelsat’s Galaxy 19 video neighborhood. Located at 97 degrees West, Galaxy 19 serves as the premier U.S. neighborhood for free-to-air multicultural programming, distributing content originating from 66 countries around the world in more than 40 different languages. The satellite offers a Ku-band DTH platform that serves customers in the United States and Caribbean. Intelsat is also providing an uplink via the IntelsatOneâ„ PoP in London and transporting the signal via IntelsatOneâ„ fiber to the company’s Mountainside Teleport in Maryland. At the Mountainside Teleport, the signal is being uplinked to Galaxy 19 for the DTH application.
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