Hughes to Support Canada's Barrett Xplore

Hughes Network Systems has won additional work for its Spaceway 3 satellite.

The company said it would provide advanced Spaceway 3 broadband satellite equipment and services to Barrett Xplore of Canada. The contract includes satellite capacity, a gateway earth station and remote terminals.

Barrett Xplore will offer Spaceway-supported broadband satellite services to the Canadian market under its Xplornet brand, Hughes said.

In a separate deal, Hughes said the Automotive Broadcasting Network, a private auto retailing television service, has selected the HughesNet Managed Digital Media Service to distribute video content to automotive dealerships across the United States.

The Automotive Broadcasting Network is a subscription-based service providing entertainment programming from CBS not normally available during business hours, as well as clips and segments from CBS news and talk programs. Dealers that subscribe to the service also can develop and control their own local advertising content to be shown throughout facilities.