19 May 2008
WealthTV’s HD channels will continue to be broadcast via Intelsat’s Galaxy 13 satellite
WealthTV, the luxury lifestyle and entertainment network, has signed a long-term extension of its transponder service agreement with Intelsat, Ltd., the world’s leading provider of commercial satellite services.
Under the terms of the agreement, Intelsat’s Galaxy 13 satellite will continue to deliver WealthTV’s digital and high definition feeds to US cable, telco, and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) providers across North America.
Charles Herring, president of WealthTV, said Intelsat’s Galaxy fleet offered the premier high definition neighborhood for cable networks transmitting into the North American region.
“Our extension with Intelsat will let our distribution partners know that our feeds will remain available for years to come and the additional satellite capacity secured allows for future expansions,” he said.
WealthTV uplinks directly to Galaxy 13 from its headquarters and high definition production studios located in San Diego, California.
The on-site uplink of WealthTV provides direct control and avoids possible signal integrity loss associated with compression or transmission of the signal terrestrially over long distances.
Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s Senior Vice President, Global Sales, said WealthTV was one of Galaxy’s original HD networks when it launched its services in June 2004. He said the extension demonstrated WealthTV’s continued confidence in the Galaxy fleet as the premier HD platform.
“As high definition programming services continue to grow, the Galaxy fleet is the source for efficient, high value satellite distribution across North America,” he said.
Intelsat’s Galaxy neighborhood offers satellite transmission services for HD and standard definition programming being distributed via cable, video, and DBS providers across North America.
Located at 127 degrees west in the US cable arc, Galaxy 13 is the premier HD neighborhood, featuring many of the top HD cable programming networks in the United States.