Intelsat inks extended LatAm capacity agreements with Turner

Editor ©RapidTVNews | 27-10-2011

Turner Broadcasting has extended its long-term commitment with satellite provider Intelsat for new capacity on Intelsat 11 as part of two multi-year deals for Latin America.
The Time Warner subsidiary has historically used Intelsat's fleet exclusively for its Latin American distribution platforms and as part of the new deal, Turner will continue to provide standard-definition content on Intelsat 9, and will offer HD programming on Intelsat 11 to its customers in Latin America. Together with Intelsat 805, the three satellites are claimed to be the premier content distribution platforms for television in the region.
"With Latin America's continued growth, it's more important than ever for Turner Broadcasting to secure long-term access to our regional customers," commented John Ball, Vice President of International Distribution Technology, Turner Broadcasting. "As the demand for content in Latin America grows, this agreement with Intelsat positions us perfectly to deliver the programming that our customers value the most."
"Turner's commitment to Latin America further strengthens its role as a premier distributor of standard- and high-definition programming in this quickly growing region," said Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat's SVP of Global Sales. "Thanks to our resilient and flexible satellite fleet, we are uniquely positioned to offer premier programmers like Turner unparalleled access to Latin America."