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Intelsat: Encompass signs 15-year deal

Encompass Digital Media, a company specialising in full-time network origination/playout and live ad-hoc transmission services, has signed a 15-year agreement with Intelsat for capacity on Intelsat 34, one of the three satellites comprising Intelsat’s video neighbourhoods serving Latin America.

Encompass will transition from Intelsat 805 at 304.5˚ East to its replacement satellite, Intelsat 34, in late 2015, and lease additional C-band capacity to expand its SD and HD video distribution feeds throughout Latin America.

“Intelsat’s premier video neighbourhood at 304.5˚E delivers high cable head-end penetration throughout Latin America which will allow us to meet the increased demand for high definition and regionalised content distribution,” said Juan Salleras, executive vice president and general manager, Encompass Latin America. “The premium transponders on Intelsat 34 will allow us to operate more efficiently and provide programmers with the ability to deliver higher quality and differentiated content to their viewers.”