Intelsat has announced that BBC World News has signed a renewal and expansion contract for satellite and teleport services to distribute its programming to its audiences throughout Asia-Pacific and the Americas regions.
Intelsat’s distribution solution includes satellite capacity on four satellites plus teleport and fiber services via its IntelsatONESM terrestrial network. To reach viewers in the Asia-Pacific region, BBC World News will utilise capacity on the Intelsat 8 and the Intelsat 5 satellites, located at 166 degrees East and 169 degrees East respectively.
For distribution into the Americas, BBC World News will use capacity on the Intelsat 9 and the Galaxy 13 satellites, located at 58 degrees West and 127 degrees West respectively. Uplinking services will be carried out at Intelsat’s teleports located in Ellenwood, Georgia; Napa, California; and Paumalu, Hawaii.