SPACECONNECTION expands capacity deal with Intelesat

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 18 March 2015

SPACECONNECTION has expanded its capacity commitment on Intelsat's Galaxy 17 satellite located at 91˚ West, and has renewed services on Intelsat's Galaxy 3C satellite located at 95˚ West.

Galaxy 17 is a premier sports neighbourhood within Intelsat's Galaxy fleet, with sports programming transmitted to cable headends throughout North America. By renewing and expanding its agreement with Intelsat, SPACECONNECTION will continue to provide existing customers with regional and national sports content, and will use the additional capacity to expand its distribution reach in a cable distribution neighbourhood that has a 98% penetration of cable headends. The agreement also secures continuity of service for SPACECONNECTION's current customers at Galaxy 3C .

"The strength and quality of Intelsat's video neighbourhoods provides tremendous benefits for our customer base," commented Jonathan Crawford, president and CEO at SPACECONNECTION. "That is why we have partnered with Intelsat for over two decades and look forward to our future success together as we continue to deliver exciting content to our customers."