Intelsat announced today that New Zealand-based ANZ Teleport & Broadcast has selected the Intelsat platform on which to launch a new direct-to-home television service. Under the multi-year agreement, Intelsat will provide ANZ Teleport & Broadcast Ltd. with capacity on the IS-8 satellite, which has high performance coverage of ANZ’s initial targeted service region in New Zealand. IS-8 also has the ability to distribute DTH programming to other South Pacific nations as ANZ’s business grows.
“As a new provider in the region, we needed to go with the strongest operator who could supply us with superior capacity today and grow with us over the long-term,” said Hon. Matt Robson, General Counsel, ANZ Teleport & Broadcast. “Intelsat’s IS-8 SW Pacific Beam also covers other markets beyond New Zealand, giving us the ability to address new DTH opportunities in a cost-effective manner.”