Intelsat will transmit the Soccer Championships to the World
Intelsat will provide more than 700 MHz of satellite capacity on as many as seven satellites within its global fleet for transmission services of the 2010 soccer championship. Rights-holding and non-rights-holding broadcasters will utilize Intelsat capacity to distribute the matches from South Africa to a global audience. In addition, Intelsat will combine this space segment with the IntelsatONE network of teleports, fiber and points of presence, offering end-to-end managed solutions. Services will include:
•Tape play-out, live shot and transmission services from event locations in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban
•Live shot locations for non-rights holders at Ellis Park and Soccer City
•Broadcast and location consultation services
•In-country satellite newsgathering services
•Managed platforms for encoding, multiplexing and compression equipment in High Definition and Standard Definition.
Offering New Capacity to the Region via Intelsat 25 and Intelsat New Dawn:
To address the customer demand for new capacity in Africa, Intelsat acquired the ProtoStar 1 satellite, which was renamed Intelsat 25 (IS-25), late last year and repositioned it to 328.5° E. IS-25 commenced service last week and offers C- and Ku-band coverage of a substantial portion of Africa. IS-25 provides capacity for high growth applications that include cellular backhaul for expansion services to remote locations; IP Trunking for robust Internet connectivity; and video services for programming.
The Intelsat New Dawn satellite currently scheduled to be launched this year is expected to join IS-25, and will bring the number of satellites within Intelsat’s fleet that serve Africa to 25.