As NexTV News Latam informed in advance in March, DTH operator Intv (Red Intercable Satelital) from Argentina will begin performing in July its migration to the capacity of national manufacture satellite Arsat-2, in orbit since late September 2015 in the geostationary position 81º West.
Intv acquired 14% of the capacity of the Arsat-2, corresponding to 144 Mhz, allowing them to pass before October from 70 to 90 signals in standard quality (SD) and from 7 to 47 channels in high definition (HD) for 600 locations in that country, confirmed the General Manager of Red Intercable, Fabian Cicco, to local daily Clarin.
The satellite TV service of Intv was launched in 2010 by Red Intercable, an association of 240 small and medium cable TV operators in Argentina, and so far used only the satellite capacity of Galaxy 28 from Intelsat, company based in Luxembourg. In addition, it operates in Uruguay as Cablevision DTH’s wholesale solution.
The Argentine production Arsat-2 satellite has three antennas, two deployable and one fixed, emitting video on the Ku-and C band and allowing it to provide TV, internet and data services throughout Latin America as well as much of North America.