Arqiva and Intelsat have signed a multi-year renewal and expansion contract to distribute content to the French territories of the Caribbean. Under the terms of the new contract, Arqiva will provide uplink services enabling direct-to-home operator Media Overseas to increase its programme offering for its Caribbean viewers.
Intelsat has adjusted its satellites to re-point the beams and provide dedicated streams to give optimal support to its customers. “We are pleased to be able to help Media Overseas increase its regional broadcasting offering,” said Stephen Spengler, Intelsat’s Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific Sales. “Intelsat prides itself on being able to adjust its fleet in order to work with its customers to support their growth and performance requirements.”
“We needed a supplier that could match the scope of our wider distribution services for Media Overseas,” added Denis Chambon, General Manager of Arqiva France. “This new deal offers us greater capacity on IS-903, increasing the number of channels we uplink for distribution to the French West Indies. With Intelsat’s wider coverage and Media Overseas’ distribution services, we are delighted to play a part in improving the range of programming across the Caribbean.”
“This expansion in capacity will help us to improve our programming capabilities and therefore increase our customer base. Moreover this should significantly improve the quality of service delivered to our customers and result in higher overall satisfaction levels,” said Dominique Fagot, Media Overseas’ Chairman and CEO.
In the UK, Arqiva provides broadcast and transmission services to hundreds of radio stations, including Classic FM and the BBC from its headquarters in Hampshire. The company is owned by a consortium of investors led by Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group.
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