Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and provider of integrated satellite communications and LAMHAS, one of the fastest growing teleport operators in India, announced a multi-year agreement for satellite services supporting media distribution in India via the Intelsat 20 satellite, the company said. LAMHAS is using a C-band Multiple Channels per Carrier broadcast platform on Intelsat 20, located at 68.5° East, to deliver broadcast services to new and emerging TV channels in the devotional, spiritual and patriotic genres as well as regional news programming. Under the previously announced agreement, LAMHAS increased its services commitment on Intelsat 20, while also renewing its previous agreement for an extended term.
Intelsat 20 provides high power distribution of video, voice and broadband services in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Russia. The Intelsat 20 C-band video neighbourhood provides premium programming that is carried by the top Indian cable multi-system and direct-to-home operators, reaching more than 100 million pay-tv subscribers across India. Intelsat´s video distribution service delivers programming to homes in India and across the Indian sub-continent, extending across Asia and Africa. Intelsat 20 and Intelsat 17 combined, delivers content from more than 400 TV channels, making Intelsat the largest media distribution satellite provider in the region.