Intelsat providing global transmission services of the World Cup

June 10, 2010 • Top Stories

David McGlade, chief executive officer of Intelsat. (Credit: Space News photo by Tom Kimmell)

Intelsat S.A., a leading provider of fixed satellite services, will be providing global transmission services of the World Cup in South Africa. Intelsat will use its terrestrial platform, IntelsatONESM, to complement the distribution capabilities of its fleet.

Nine Intelsat satellites will provide more than 900MHz of capacity specifically for Occasional Use Services to transmit the World Cup matches. The satellites include: Intelsat 907, located at 332.5°E; Intelsat 11, located at 317°E; Intelsat 12, located at 45ºE; Intelsat 10 located at 68.5°E; Intelsat 702 located at 66°E; Intelsat 904 located at 60°E; and the Intelsat 10-02 located at 1°W. In addition, Intelsat relocated its Intelsat 709 and Intelsat 705 satellites to 55°E and 330.5ºE, respectively, specifically to meet the capacity demand for broadcast services of the event.

Along with offering satellite capacity, Intelsat’s special events team is on-site to provide services for rights-holding and non-rights-holding broadcasters. Intelsat Managed Services include platforms for encoding, multiplexing and compression in high definition and standard definition, teleport services and fiber circuits from South Africa to the IntelsatONE network inter-connect in London.

In cooperation with its media partners Aberdeen House Sports Management and VCSS, Reuters Global Broadcast Services Partner, Intelsat will provide play out and live shot transmission services from event locations at Soccer City Stadium and Coca-Cola Park Stadium in Johannesburg, Green Point Stadium in Cape Town and Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

Global broadcasters and content distribution partners alike will rely on Intelsat’s extensive infrastructure to deliver the World Cup matches to millions of viewers throughout Latin America, Asia and Europe. Some of those media customers include: Globecast, Arqiva, SIS LIVE, OTI, Albavision, NHK (Japan), 9 Network Australia, Televisa, TV Globo (Brazil) and Megavision (Chile).

Intelsat is the leading provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. For over 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world’s leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet Service Providers and governmental agencies.



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