PanAmSat and EWTN hatch alliance

PanAmSat has announced a 15-year, transponder lease agreement with the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) which claims to be the world's largest religious media network.

The new sales agreement consists of one 36 MHz c-band transponder for follow-on capacity at 133 degrees on the G1-RR satellite for US domestic distribution. PanAmSat, the provider of global video and data satellite broadcasting services, will work with the EWTN team to help the religious network enter new markets and expand its coverage around the globe. In its 20th year, EWTN claims to have become the largest religious media network in the world, transmitting programming to more than 70 million homes in 38 countries and territories on 2,500 cable systems, wireless cable, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), low power TV and individual satellite users.

EWTN Global Catholic Network claims to have more than 20 years experience in the area of religious programming. It claims a reach of more than 70 million television homes across the globe, transmitting its signal through 12 satellites (North America, Latin America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Africa/India) with customised channels for each continent, 24-hours a day.

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