PCTV extends coverage with Eutelsat

PCTV, the headend-in-the-sky subsidiary of Mexican cable operator Megacable Comunicaciones, has boosted its capacity on satellite operator Eutelsat’s Eutelsat 117 West A satellite through a multi-year agreement.

Further strengthening a decade-long partnership between PCTV and Eutelsat, this new agreement also expands PCTV’s Video services from Mexico to countries across the Latin American region.

PCTV is offers a range of integrated media solutions to clients. The company operates a video distribution platform at 117° West, delivering TV channels to cable headends in Mexico and across Latin America.

The new resources on Eutelsat 117 West A will allow PCTV to provide a broader range of services, extending its current reach by accessing new markets.

Eutelsat’s 117° West offers pan-regional distribution of major networks and content providers. According to Eu,telsat, over 92% of the top pay TV operators in Latin America receive their content from 117° West. Around 400 TV channels, 80 in HD, are currently distributed to over 45 million TV homes. 117° West is also a growing free-to-air TV neighbourhood with 100 TV channels broadcasting in the clear, including channels from key regional public and private broadcasters.

José Ignacio González-Núñez, Eutelsat Americas Video SVP, said: “Drawing on the ongoing success of our partnership with one of our most prominent clients in Mexico, Eutelsat is committed to further consolidating such relationships not only through satellite services, but also with more comprehensive, tailored solutions leveraging PCTV´s experience as a performant cable operator throughout Latin America. We are proud of PCTV’s continued trust in our fleet and service.”

Jorge Alejandro Tanaka, PCTV’s CEO and head of content generation and marketing at Grupo Megacable, said: “The partnership between PCTV and Eutelsat sets a clear roadmap for us to stay at the forefront of our industry by providing us with access to their extensive, reliable and performant content delivery solutions, including state-of-the-art satellites in the region. With this deal, PCTV pairs its innovative video teleport with Eutelsat product portfolio, and I am sure this will maintain our market leadership and assure that our Video distribution and contribution services exceed customer needs in every targeted sector.”

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