Intelsat and BT to support BBC World Service distribution

Intelsat fuchsstadt_2009_0001BT has signed a new multi-year, multi-transponder agreement, with Intelsat, which it will use to distribute programming for BBC World Service.

Intelsat said BT has renewed and expanded services on three Intelsat satellites, spanning the Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America regions – Intelsat 10-02 located at 1°West, Intelsat 805 at 55.5°West and Intelsat 19 at 166.0°East.

These three neighbourhoods, combined with BT’s service offerings, will allow BBC World Service to increase its channel line-up and continue access to millions of listeners and viewers throughout Asia Pacific, Africa and the Americas, said Intelsat.

BT will have access to Intelsat’s teleport facility in California and to the company’s terrestrial network, IntelsatOne.

“Intelsat and BT have a long and proven track record of leveraging each other’s technical strengths to help advance our customers’ business and growth objectives,” said Mark Wilson-Dunn, vice president, BT Media and Broadcast.

Nigel Fry, head of distribution, BBC World Service, said: “By partnering with BT and Intelsat, we know that we will receive a seamless, integrated solution and distribution platforms that enable us to reliably reach our audience around the world.”

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