Televisa extends distribution deal with Intelsat

Satellite operator Intelsat announced that Mexican multimedia company Grupo Televisa will distribute its premium, over-the-air television networks via Intelsat’s Galaxy satellites to Digital Terrestrial Television stations.

Under a new, multi-year and multi-transponder agreement, Televisa will use C-band services on Intelsat’s Galaxy 16 (located at 99° west) and Galaxy 19 (located at 97° west) satellites to deliver program distribution, contribution and affiliate connectivity in Mexico. Both are part of Intelsat’s Galaxy satellite neighborhood, delivering broadcast network distribution services across North America. 

“As one of the leading broadcasters in Mexico, we strive to continually upgrade our video, voice and data networks to attract strong viewership. Our network requires flawless quality and the ability to expand our services into new verticals,” said William Aguirre, Televisa’s Director of Satellite Operations.

“By building upon our longstanding relationship with Intelsat and leveraging services on its high-performing Galaxy 16 and Galaxy 19 satellites, we will have access to an efficient infrastructure that will support our video and audio distribution networks, data networks and asset monitoring operations across Mexico”, the executive added.