Intelsat to expand the presence of BBC World News channel in Latin America


Luxembourg based satellite service company Intelsat announced through a statement that it reached a multiyear commercial agreement to expand the presence BBC World News channel in Latin America and three other regions.


Through the Intelsat 21 satellite, located at the 302º East orbital position, the company will distribute the international signal of the UK state broadcaster to Cable TV operators in Latin America.


“Intelsat’s strong regional neighbourhoods and the IntelsatOne terrestrial network provide our customers with flexible, cost-effective and secure distribution solutions, enabling them to efficiently expand their coverage and reach”, stated the company’s Marketing VP, Karen Schmidt.


Intelsat expects a drop in total revenue of 8% in 2016 due to, among other things, exchange rate pressures in Brazil. The company owns the largest fleet in the world and is the leading satellite provider of DirecTV Latin America.