Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks and leading provider of inflight connectivity (IFC), has agreed to a multi-year renewal for a managed service and network extension with Slovak Telekom.
The service provides Pay-TV distribution to viewers in Central and Eastern Europe. Slovak Telekom is the largest multimedia operator in Slovakia and a major operator in neighboring countries providing a variety of services ranging from digital and cable television, mobile communication and fixed network services.
The multi-year agreement provides Slovak Telekom with a robust managed solution to deliver content from Bratislava to Intelsat’s Fuchsstadt teleport in Germany where it is distributed to millions of homes. The extension demonstrates the critical role the 1West multi-satellite “neighborhood” plays to reach viewers across Central and Eastern Europe.
The solution consists of space capacity on the 1West neighborhood, IntelsatOne fiber, and uplink services. The extension of the IntelsatOne fiber network to Bratislava allows Slovak Telekom to hand over its content seamlessly to Intelsat with the certainty that it will reach viewers’ homes with the highest levels of quality and reliability.
“This agreement and network upgrade demonstrates Intelsat’s commitment to providing Slovak Telekom with the world-class, managed solutions they need to distribute quality video to viewers across Central and Eastern Europe,” said Rhys Morgan, Intelsat vice president and general manager, EMEA Media and Networks.
Intelsat has been providing Slovak Telekom with reliable service since 2012. This renewal will continue to ensure the highest level of service needed for current distribution while also providing the flexibility to accommodate growth.
“Intelsat’s managed solution enables us to focus on the needs of our end customers and on providing the strongest channel lineup in the region, rather than managing an extensive, complicated network,” said Marcel Šatánek, senior manager for TV and Entertainment Unit, Slovak Telekom.
The 1West neighborhood is a multi-satellite solution distributing content to cable operators, IPTV headends and directly to millions of homes (DTH). The top five DTH platforms in the region are located on 1West, along with leading international programmers. 1West reaches more than 9 million viewers across its footprint.
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