Du teams up with Intelsat for distribution platform

Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 28-10-2011

UAE service provider du has teamed up with satellite operator Intelsat to jointly offer turnkey multichannel per carrier (MCPC) television programme distribution solutions on the Intelsat 10 satellite at 68.5° East. The new MCPC platform, part of the IntelsatONE network, will enable programmers in the Middle East to reach viewers in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.
“The new Intelsat 10 MCPC platform is an ideal solution for programmers in the Middle East who seek to deliver their content to millions of viewers across three vast regions,” said Mohamed Al Shahi, du’s senior director of broadcasting. “This agreement will broaden our services portfolio, allowing us to offer an advanced communications platform to our clients.”
”This new MCPC platform strengthens our presence in the Middle East and improves our service capabilities, allowing television programmers in the region to expand their reach across multiple continents,” said Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s senior vice president of global sales.
“This collaboration will greatly improve the accessibility of our satellites and IntelsatONE ground infrastructure in this region, thereby supporting the strong demand for television programming originating in the Middle East.”