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ABS-CBNi chooses Intelsat’s satellite to expand DTH capacity

MUMBAI: Intelsat, the fixed satellite service provider company, has signed a multi-year contract with ABS-CBN International (ABS-CBNi), the Filipino-owned entertainment and broadcasting company based in North America.


As per the deal, ABS-CBNi will use capacity on Intelsat‘s Galaxy 19 satellite, located at 97? W, to offer increased regional programming in North America to its clients. This will be done via ABS-CBNi’s fully-owned and operated San Francisco International Gateway teleport.


Intelsat‘s Galaxy 19 satellite hosts one of the largest ethnic video platform in North America distributing approximately 180 international channels. It is located within Intelsat‘s premier Galaxy neighborhood.


“The growing demand for our international programming within the US viewership requires that we have a solid satellite transmission partner who is able to meet our expansion needs. This contract will enable our San Francisco International Gateway to deliver more news, entertainment and specialty content to target audiences in North America,” said ABS-CBNi head of global engineering and technical services Sherry Ann Supelana.


“We continue to see a surge for international programming into North America, and the reach of our Galaxy 19 satellite offers our customers the ability to maximise the value of their content, seamlessly transmitting it throughout the region,” added Intelsat VP Asia-Pacific David Ball.

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