Box Brazil launches six channels on Intelsat 14

Integrated satellite and terrestrial network Intelsat has signed a deal with Box Brazil to distribute six channels on one of its satellites. Box Brazil, the country’s largest independent group of pay TV channels and streaming platforms, will distribute the channels including Prime Box Brazil, Music Box Brazil, Travel Box Brazil, Fashion TV, Box, and Market […]

SES and Intelsat reportedly in merger talks

Satellite operators SES and Intelsat are in merger talks, according to a report in the FT. According to the paper, the pair are in talks in a move to ensure they are not left behind by industry consolidation in an environment where new entrants such as Elon Musk’s Starlink. Citing unnamed sources, the FT said […]

Intelsat launches VideoNow EPG

Satellite and terrestrial network operator Intelsat has announced the launch of a new  electronic program guide (EPG). The solution, VideoNow, is launched in conjunction with EasyBroadcast and is designed for viewers looking for free-to-air content on DTH platforms. It promises to help viewers better navigate programming while creating more value for broadcasters. VideoNow is initially […]

Intelsat creates new video neighbourhood for Brazil

Satellite operator Intelsat has announced the creation of a new video neighbourhood for Brazil cable distribution. The company has commenced the seeding of antennas at more than 200 cable headends in Brazil in cooperation with local vendor Z2Gtech. The process of seeding will provide widespread access to cable headends across Brazil, creating a new video […]

Intelsat completes financial restructure and creates new board of directors

Satellite operator Intelsat has emerged from its Chapter 11 reconstruction. The financial restructuring sees Intelsat now operating as a private company with a strengthened capital structure. The announcement follows news that the company received regulatory approvals for the plan.  The plan of reorganisation, which was supported by all creditor groups and confirmed by the Bankruptcy […]

Intelsat reorganisation plan secures court approval

The US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, has approved Intelsat’s reorganisation plan, marking what the satellite operator described as the final court milestone in its financial restructuring process. Intelsat said it is poised to emerge from the process in early 2022 upon receipt of regulatory approvals, completion of certain corporate […]

Intelsat CEO Spengler to retire

Satellite operator Intelsat’s CEO Stephen Spengler is to retire as CEO when the US-based company emerges from its financial restructuring process and a successor is named. Spengler will continue as CEO in the meantime, leading Intelsat through the final stages of the process to ensure a smooth transition, Intelsat said. The surprise announcement came as […]

Intelsat claims 75% support for restructuring plan

Satellite operator Intelsat says it has won the support of key creditor groups for a restructuring plan that would see the company become a privately owned entity with new shareholders and reduce its debt by more than half – from nearly US$15 billion to US$7 billion. The move comes after Intelsat recently requested an extension of […]

Intelsat boosted by Slovak Telekom DTH deal

Intelsat has struck a significant satellite transponder deal with Slovak Telecom that the satellite operator has hailed as one of the largest and longest agreements of its kind in the CEE region for a number of years. The deal will provide Slovak with three new transponders for extra capacity, so the company can bring more […]

Northrop Grumman mission extends life of Intelsat 1° West satellite

The Intelsat 10-02/Thor satellite at the 1° West position is to see its life extended thanks to a pioneering space mission by Northrop Grumman Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, SpaceLogistics. SpaceLogistics has successfully completed the docking of a special Mission Extension Vehicle-2 (MEV-2) to the Intelsat satellite to deliver life-extension services. According to Intelsat, Northrop […]

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