Intelsat supports BBC's digital switchover

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Satellite services giant Intelsat has announced a multi-year, multi-million-dollar contract with transmission group Arqiva for satellite capacity to carry digital programming for the BBC following digital switchover.

"We are happy to entrust Intelsat with this important task which provides us with cost-effective coverage of the UK as part of the distribution system for the BBC's digital channels," said Steve Holebrook, managing director of Arqiva's terrestrial media solutions arm.

"The capacity on IS-907 provides us with an excellent technical solution, based on its high-power UK coverage. Intelsat was also flexible in its approach, helping us meet the commercial and technical needs of the BBC."

Lovelace Consulting  |  18.04.2007

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