Intelsat signs 3-yr contract with Portugal pubcaster

MUMBAI: Intelsat has singed a three-year contract with Radio e Televisao de Portugal (RTP), Portugal's State broadcaster, under which Intelsat will provide end-to-end international distribution of RTP content to Europe, Africa and Latin America.


This was announced by Intelsat at the IBC show in Amsterdam on 10 September.



Advisor to the board of directors at RTP Luis Quaresma said "We needed a highly reliable satellite network with global coverage to ensure an end-to-end, high-quality signal was preserved during international transmission.

"To this end, we extended our contracts with Intelsat, as we knew that its expertise and state-of-the-art video distribution network could easily accommodate our evolving international requirements."

"Intelsat has made a strong commitment to efficiently serve the broadcast market, as demonstrated by the enhancement of our state-of-the-art network and provision of a specific video operations centre that is staffed all day, every day by people who know the broadcast business well and can make transmissions happen on a moment's notice," said Ramu Potarazu, COO, Intelsat Ltd.

"Intelsat is a serious player in the international distribution market; we have designed our network to specifically support broadcasters that need creative, innovative and reliable services and solutions."

Intelsat, packaging teleport services with capacity on the IS-706, IS-805 and IS-907 satellites, is providing completely digital, end-to-end network services for cable, system master antenna television and direct broadcasting of RTP's bouquet of International, themed channels to millions of viewers.

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