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ViacomCBS looks to Intelsat for CEE and APAC distribution

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has contracted satellite operator Intelsat to distribute its services in Central Europe, Eastern Europe and across the Asia Pacific region.

In the Central and Eastern European region, VCNI is tapping into the reach of Intelsat’s direct-to-home (DTH) platform on the 1° West video platform to deliver its programming. The 1° West neighborhood can reach more than 17.8 million viewers across the region.

In Southeast Asia, VCNI is using the Intelsat 19 (IS-19) satellite to serve its distribution affiliates, including cable headends, throughout the region. The IS-19 video neighborhood can reach up to 70 million viewers in Asia Pacific.

VCNI will also continue to utilise Intelsat’s terrestrial uplink services to distribute its video content across key Asian and Central and Eastern European markets, including remote and hard-to-reach areas.

“We are proud to once again be selected as the partner of choice by ViacomCBS Networks International in distributing their premium content,” said Intelsat Regional Vice President of North America Tim Schermerhorn.

“Intelsat is the first choice for major media companies requiring global distribution and managed media services. We are honored that VCNI values the expertise and reliability inherent in Intelsat’s managed services that enable us to expertly deliver content anywhere in the world. Our managed services are underpinned by the integrated hybrid space and the IntelsatOne terrestrial fiber network, providing the highest quality access available to multiple platforms and teleports.”