Intelsat has launched a new IP content distribution platform, accompanied by a managed service, which is integrated both with its satellite fleet and the IntelsatOne terrestrial network.

IntelsatOne Prism’s is a fully automated, converged IP-based platform designed to allow media customers to conduct multiple content transmissions via one platform, including linear video, file transfer, VoIP, Internet access and data exchange.

“The media landscape is changing rapidly, with video and data services entering a period of unprecedented convergence,” said Peter Ostapiuk, Head of Media Product Management, Intelsat. “In order to address the changes occurring in their business models, our media customers want services that support their needs today, but also are adaptable to future formats and standards that may be deployed in the future.”

IntelsatOne Prism services are based on the Newtec Dialog multiservice broadcast solution, which combines the core Dialog VSAT platform and workflow automation functionality with Intelsat’s global satellite and terrestrial infrastructure as well as 24/7 monitoring to provide a seamless end-to-end solution.

Initially available in North America via Intelsat’s Ku- and C-band satellites, the Prism ‘hub’ is a shared infrastructure owned and operated by Intelsat and located at its Atlanta, Georgia teleport. The customer terminals—fixed or mobile—complement the hub and allow legacy antennas and satellite news gathering (SNG) vehicles to be upgraded easily by integrating a Newtec modem, minimizing the upfront investment.

Intelsat plans to extend IntelsatOne Prism services into Europe, as well as Latin America and Africa, through 2015 and 2016.