MultiChoice Secures Capacity on Intelsat 20

Intelsat announced that MultiChoice, South African direct-to-home television operator signed a long-term, multi-transponder agreement for satellite capacity. The agreement extends and expands MultiChoice’s existing contract on the Intelsat 7 satellite at 68.5 degrees east to the follow-on satellite, Intelsat 20 (IS-20), which is slated to be launched in early 2012. MultiChoice has more than 2.6 million customers throughout South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique.