ViewSat grows satellite business with Intelsat

Michelle Clancy | 06-02-2014

ViewSat, which provides broadcast and transmission services for television and radio channels, is using Intelsat satellite capacity to reach further into the North American satellite provider market.

ViewSat is using Intelsat's Galaxy 19 video neighbourhood. Located at 97 West, Galaxy 19 serves as the US neighbourhood for free-to-air multicultural programming, distributing content originating from 66 countries around the world in more than 40 different languages.

The satellite offers a Ku-band DTH platform that serves customers in the United States and the Caribbean. Intelsat is also providing an uplink via the IntelsatOne PoP in London and transporting the signal via IntelsatOne fibre to the company's Mountainside Teleport in Maryland. At the Mountainside Teleport, the signal is being uplinked to Galaxy 19 for the DTH application.

"ViewSat's programming line-up includes some of the world's most diversified content," said Safia Rana, head of sales and marketing at ViewSat. "As we looked to expand our geographic footprint to North America, it was only natural that we would work with Intelsat, which has been our partner in serving the sub-Saharan African market on Intelsat 20 for many years. The Galaxy 19 video neighbourhood will allow us to deliver high quality, regionalised content, allowing us to increase our client's audience and meet the unique demands of the North American market."