Intelsat and Globecast have recently agreed on continuing distribution of two France 24 channels and also broadcasting a brand new Spanish speaking high-definition (HD) channel via Intelsat 21.
Under the new, multiyear expanded agreement, Globecast will distribute three channels – English, French, and Spanish-speaking – to cable operators across North America, Latin America, and Canada. Globecast will leverage satellite services on Intelsat 21 – a premier video neighborhood in the Latin America region – including fiber backhaul and the IntelsatOne multi channel per carrier (MCPC) platform to support content distribution and global expansion. The MCPC platform is fully integrated with IntelsatOne fiber and teleport services for quick and cost-effective development of global networks for new channel distribution.
Located at 302 degrees East, Intelsat 21 delivers premier pan-regional program distribution for the region. Intelsat currently delivers 77 of the 100 most watched channels in Latin America. Intelsat’s leading cable distribution neighborhood in Latin America comprises three, high-performance, fully penetrated satellites – Intelsat 11, Intelsat 21, and Intelsat 34 – carrying premium programming from around the world. Intelsat 14 is the newest satellite in the Latin America video neighborhood and is expanding the company’s media distribution leadership position in the region by delivering HD content to broadcasters.