Intelsat teams with BT to support BBC World Service content distribution

DetailsEditor | 01 June 2015

As the broadcaster spreads its wings across new territories, BT has renewed and expanded services on three Intelsat satellites, spanning the Asia Pacific, Africa and Latin America to support the BBC World Service.

As part of the multi-year, multi-transponder agreement, BT will use capacity from three of Intelsat's leading satellite neighbourhoods Intelsat 10-02 located 1 West, Intelsat 805 at 55.5 West and Intelsat 19 at 166.0 East to distribute programming for the premier provider of global news and content. BT will have access to Intelsat's teleport facility in Napa, California along with the company's terrestrial network, IntelsatOne.

"Intelsat and BT have a long and proven track record of leveraging each other's technical strengths to help advance our customers' business and growth objectives," commented BT Media & Broadcast VP Mark Wilson-Dunn. "The high quality, resiliency and flexibility of Intelsat's global satellite solutions, combined with the power of its regional video neighbourhoods, make Intelsat the ideal partner to support BBC World Service's global programming needs."

Added Nigel Fry, head of distribution, BBC World Service: "In today's information age, our viewers want fast-breaking, high quality and reliable content at all times regardless location. By partnering with BT and Intelsat, we know that we will receive a seamless, integrated solution and distribution platforms that enable us to reliably reach our audience around the world."