Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of satellite services, and BT Group, confirmed that BT has renewed and expanded services on three Intelsat satellites, spanning the Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America regions.
The new multi-year, multi-transponder agreement will see BT leverage capacity from three of Intelsat’s leading satellite neighbourhoods to distribute programming for BBC World Service, a premier provider of global news and content. BT will have access to Intelsat’s teleport facility in Napa, California, along with the company’s terrestrial network, IntelsatOne®.
The three satellite video neighbourhoods, combined with BT’s service offerings, will allow BBC World Service to increase its channel line-up and continue access to millions of listeners and viewers throughout Asia Pacific, Africa and the Americas.
Mark Wilson-Dunn, Vice President of BT Media & Broadcast said: “Intelsat and BT have a long and proven track record of leveraging each other’s technical strengths to help advance our customers’ business and growth objectives. The high quality, resiliency and flexibility of Intelsat’s global satellite solutions, combined with the power of its regional video neighbourhoods, make them the ideal partner to support BBC World Service’s global programming needs.”
Nigel Fry, Head of Distribution, BBC World Service, added: “In today’s information age, our viewers want fast-breaking, high quality and reliable content at all times regardless of location. By partnering with BT and Intelsat, we know that we will receive a seamless, integrated solution and distribution platforms that enable us to reliably reach our audience around the world.”