In Central and Eastern Europe, VCNI uses Intelsat’s DTH platform on the 1 West video neighbourhood to deliver its premium programming. The Intelsat 1 West neighbourhood can reach more than 17.8 million viewers across the region.
Meanwhile, In Southeast Asia, VCNI uses the Intelsat 19 (IS-19) satellite to serve its distribution affiliates, including cable headends, throughout the region. The IS-19 video neighbourhood can reach up to 70 million viewers in Asia Pacific.
VCNI will also continue to use Intelsat’s terrestrial uplink services to distribute its video content across key Asian and Central and Eastern European markets, including remote and hard-to-reach areas.
Commenting on the development, Intelsat regional VP of North America Tim Schermerhorn said: “We are proud to once again be selected as the partner of choice by ViacomCBS Networks International in distributing their premium content.
“Intelsat is the first choice for major media companies requiring global distribution and managed media services. We are honored that VCNI values the expertise and reliability inherent in Intelsat’s managed services that enable us to expertly deliver content anywhere in the world. Our managed services are underpinned by the integrated hybrid space and the IntelsatOne terrestrial fibre network, providing the highest quality access available to multiple platforms and teleports”.