Intelsat and Encompass deliver NASA TV UHD channel to Latin America

Intelsat announced it has partnered with Encompass Digital Media to deliver NASA TV in Latin America. This way, NASA TV became the first linear Ultra High Definition (UHD) channel available on Intelsat’s system for Latin American pay TV operators.

NASA TV provides coverage of NASA missions, launches, news conferences and special events. The UHD channel for Latin America is hosted on Intelsat 14. “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.

“We are pleased to see the expansion of NASA viewers into Latin America and to be delivering the channel in 4K is especially exciting,” stated Vince Matherne, Chief Commercial Officer at Encompass.

NASA TV 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.