BBC World signs a deal with Intelsat

June 16, 2010

The commercial division of the BBC has announced that it has signed a renewal deal with the satellite provider Intelsat for satellite and teleport services, allowing the BBC World News to be distributed throughout Asia and the Americas.

Currently, the Intelsat distribution service also includes satellites, fibre and teleport services throughout the regions that the BBC World Service is interested in reaching.

It will be using the spare capacity on four satellites, the Intelsat 5 and Intelsat 8 satellites, to cover the Asian market, while the Intelsat 9 and Galaxy 13 satellites will be serving the Americas, which are served by the teleports based in Georgia, California and Hawaii.

This is an interesting deal for the BBC to keep the world service serving all areas.


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