NAB 2015: Televisa expands satellite capacity with Eutelsat

DetailsGabriel Miramar-Garcia | 15 April 2015

Televisa has renewed and increased capacity on three satellites with coverage of the Americas operated by Eutelsat Communications.

The new contract, which includes distribution of HD content, increases capacity on the EUTELSAT 117 West A satellite and extends leases on EUTELSAT 113 West A and EUTELSAT 115 West A for distribution of some of Televisa Networks' key channels to cable headends across the Americas. The capacity will also serve Televisa Networks' requirements for capacity for contribution and occasional use.

"We are delighted that a media company of Televisa's calibre is renewing its confidence in our services," said Patricio Northland, CEO of Eutelsat Americas. "We look forward to continuing to work closely with them and to demonstrating that we provide the most efficient and forward-looking solutions to our customers across the Americas and beyond."

William Aguirre, general director of satellite operations at Televisa, added: "Eutelsat has been a long-standing partner of Televisa and continues to provide excellent solutions to our needs in the region. The expansion of our capacity on Eutelsat satellites will allow Televisa Networks to strengthen its presence across the Americas."