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Globecast strikes deal with Intelsat for TRT World distribution

Globecast has struck a multi-year deal with satellite operator Intelsat to take the English-language version of Turkish news channel TRT world into the Americas and Asia.

Globecast will use Intelsat satellites to distribute the English version of TRT World in high definition format to cable outlets in Asia and the Americas via the Intelsat 20 and Intelsat 21 satellites using IntelsatOne terrestrial fibre and teleport services.

Globecast will distribute TRT World via Intelsat 20, located at 68.5° East degrees, which provides DTH services to Africa and the Indian Ocean region and  Intelsat 21, located at 302° East, one of four satellites comprising Intelsat’s video neighborhoods serving the Latin America region.

“It is our goal to provide our customers with efficient distribution into new growth markets around the world. Intelsat’s globalized network, and its highly penetrated video neighborhoods, provide maximum viewers for our content owners,” said Philippe Bernard, CEO at Globecast.

“Intelsat is renowned for its advanced fleet of satellites and overall expertise in the business. Through their help, coupled with sophisticated technology from Globecast, we’re delighted to expand TRT World to millions of viewers across the Americas and Asia,” said Ibrahim Eren, deputy director-general of TRT.

“A valued partner, Globecast’s relationship with Intelsat spans many years and many continents,” said Rhys Morgan, Intelsat’s Managing Director, Europe.

“We continue to invest in our media neighborhoods to ensure that we can support the growth of customers, such as Globecast and TRT World, who distribute new high definition programming around the world.  We welcome TRT World to the Intelsat network and the nearly 5,000 channels we deliver globally.”