LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced today that Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and America’s most-watched faith-based programming channel, has renewed its contract through the end of Intelsat’s Galaxy 14 life to distribute high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) programming to cable head-ends throughout North America.
Under the multi-year agreement, TBN is leveraging Intelsat’s premier video neighborhood, Galaxy 14 at 125˚ West, to deliver faith-based programming to millions of viewers in North America. Reaching more cable subscribers than any other satellite serving the region, Galaxy 14 distributes more than 200 channels in North America, nearly 100 of which are HD.
“Intelsat’s premier video neighborhood provides us access to the highest level of cable penetration, giving us access to millions of viewers in North America and maximizing the audience for our faith-based content,” said Bob Fopma, Vice President of Production, Trinity Broadcasting Network. “Galaxy 14’s resilience and the redundancy provided by the robust Galaxy fleet support our goals of reliability and efficiency for our North American distribution.”
“The eight satellites comprising the North American Galaxy video neighborhoods enable the delivery of more than 1,200 channels, including hundreds of channels in HD. This allows our media customers to maximize audience reach and expand their businesses. By incorporating satellite solutions into their distribution network, Tier 1 Cable programmers such as TBN are able to cost-effectively multicast linear channels and deliver large-scale transmissions that are high quality, reliable and secure,” said Mark Rasmussen, Intelsat’s Vice President, Americas.
- Intelsat Media Services: http://www.intelsat.com/solutions/media/
- Intelsat Video Neighborhoods: http://www.intelsat.com/solutions/media/distribution-solutions/video-neighborhoods/
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.
About the Trinity Broadcasting Network
With more than thirty global networks, the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks is the world's largest faith-and-family television group, airing a broad range of church and ministry programming, Christian music, family-friendly movies, children's programming, and shows for teens and young adults 24 hours a day to every inhabited continent via 82 satellite channels and thousands of television and cable affiliates. In addition, TBN's most popular global networks are available on computers, smart phones, and other mobile devices and over 40,000 entertaining and inspirational On-Demand programs are accessible via TBN's innovative online network, iTBN.org. To find out more about the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, log on to www.tbn.org.