Grupo Televisa Selects Intelsat for End-to-End Program Distribution Services

Intelsat announced that Mexican multimedia company, Grupo Televisa, has extended their contract for Intelsat’s satellite solutions; leveraging the powerful high-throughput (HTS) Ku-band beams on Intelsat 35e for their content distribution in Europe.

Intelsat said that as part of the new, multi-year agreement, Grupo Televisa will rely on Intelsat’s global hybrid network to distribute its pay-TV programming to viewers throughout Europe using Intelsat 35e located at 325.5°East and the IntelsatOne terrestrial network. 

Intelsat will transport the signals from Televisa’s master control in Mexico City via IntelsatOne’s terrestrial network to the company’s teleport in Fuchsstadt, Germany, for turnaround services of its content throughout Europe. Intelsat is providing a fully managed service offering for Televisa’s European distribution. The service includes monitoring the signal and providing immediate response ensuring efficient, reliable and high-quality content delivery at all times.

“As broadcasters and programmers adjust their business models and distribution platforms to meet their viewers’ changing needs, it is critical to provide them with a managed solution that can quickly, simply and cost-effectively deliver their content anytime or anywhere they need it”, said Rob Cerbone, Intelsat’s vice president and general manager, media. “We greatly appreciate our continued partnership with Grupo Televisa and the trust that they have placed in Intelsat’s global network to meet their current distribution and future programming needs around the world."

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