Intelsat Inks Euro Deal, Renews CCTV Contract

Intelsat announced two key deals for its commercial satellite services last week.

With the first, the company said the European Broadcasting Union signed a multi-transponder deal for video carriage of the Olympic Games to clients. As part of the push, the union will use C-/Ku-Band cross-strap capacity on the Intelsat 706 satellite to distribute high-def event coverage to members, Intelsat said.

In addition, Intelsat said China Central Television (CCTV), the national broadcaster for the People's Republic of China, renewed a multi-year contract on Intelsat's Galaxy 3C satellite for Ku-Band capacity to distribute its regional direct-to-home services in the United States.