Intelsat and Encompass Deliver Award-Winning NASA TV Ultra High Definition Channel to Latin America

LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#media--Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized
Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced
that as a result of its partnership with Encompass Digital Media, NASA
TV became the first linear Ultra High Definition (UHD) channel available
on Intelsat’s system for Latin American cable operators. Encompass
delivers end-to-end video solutions worldwide to broadcast and media

NASA TV provides coverage of NASA missions, launches, news conferences
and special events. NASA TV, already using Galaxy 13 for North America
distribution, is the newest addition to Intelsat’s four satellite Latin
America cable distribution neighborhood, which currently delivers 77 of
the 100 most watched channels in the region. The UHD channel is hosted
on Intelsat 14 located at 315 degrees East. NASA TV is being added to
the company’s line-up of the most powerful and coveted media
neighborhoods in the region, expanding programmer’s ability to deliver
top content to all of Latin America.

“Our DVB-S2 MCPC broadcast platform on Intelsat 14 is an optimum
solution for customers who want to introduce UHD and 4K programming into
the region,” said Carmen Gonzalez-Sanfeliu, Intelsat’s Regional Vice
President, Latin America & the Caribbean. “NASA TV’s presence on
Intelsat 14 demonstrates Intelsat’s position as the leader in bringing
innovations in media distribution to its customers who serve the
continent using Intelsat’s Latin America C-band neighborhoods. Our
globalized network enables programmers to expand their distribution

“We are pleased to see the expansion of NASA viewers into Latin America
and to be delivering the channel in 4K is especially exciting,” states
Vince Matherne, Chief Commercial Officer at Encompass. “It is an honor
to continue to support NASA’s missions, and Intelsat’s fleet of global
satellites provides the ideal distribution footprint for not only
increasing NASA’s reach but also advanced transmission solutions.”

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anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the
world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure,
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customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network
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