Intelsat Distributes DTH Service to Colombia

Thursday, April 10th, 2008 
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PEMBROKE, Bermuda — Intelsat, Ltd., the world’s leading provider of commercial satellite services, announced today that Bogota-based Elite Entertainment Television S.A. has contracted a multi-year, multi-transponder deal with Intelsat to distribute DTH content to its customers in Colombia. Elite Entertainment is the 28th DTH platform hosted on the Intelsat global network.

Under the terms of the contract, Elite will use Intelsat’s capacity to distribute its programming bouquet of movies, sports, news and entertainment. The National Commission of Television of Colombia (CNTV) awarded the country’s third DTH license to Elite Entertainment Television S.A.

“Intelsat offers us a flexible and powerful space segment solution that allows us to enter the DTH market in Colombia with a high quality service,” said Ivan Almeyda, Executive Vice President for Elite Entertainment. “We are confident that Intelsat is the right partner now and in the future as we expand and develop our service in Colombia and the region.”

“Intelsat provides the satellite capacity that enables world-class solutions for video distribution throughout the world. Delivering this new DTH content demonstrates our commitment to our customers and our customers’ end users,” said Carmen Gonzalez-Sanfeliu, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President for Latin America & the Caribbean. “South America is an important region for Intelsat and this agreement affirms Intelsat’s position as the leading satellite services company serving Latin America.”