October 14, 2008
VISTA Extends Occasional Use Capacity Contract With Intelsat
Intelsat, Ltd., the world's leading provider of commercial satellite services, announced that it signed a multi-year extension to its agreement with space segment, television production and transmission service provider, VISTA Satellite Communications, Inc.
Intelsat provides VISTA domestic and international satellite capacity through Intelsat's industry-leading Galaxy and IS satellite fleet, which serves broadcasters throughout the globe. VISTA distributes syndicated programming for the broadcast community in North America and offers its customers long-term flexibility for expanded occasional use services. VISTA's customers include Fortune 500 companies, broadcasters, cable programmers, news organizations, educational institutions and government institutions.
"Our contract extension will help us provide our customers with the capacity they require to deliver high-value content and immediate coverage of events as they happen," said Roy Liemer, President and CEO of VISTA Satellite Communications. "Intelsat's Galaxy satellites penetrate the cable and broadcasting neighborhoods demanded most by our customers."
"Intelsat continues to provide the satellite industry's leading occasional use services. Customers such as VISTA rely on Intelsat's robust satellite network and dedicated occasional use services transponder pool, featuring 24/7 single point-of-contact customer support. Cable programmers, broadcasters and media companies seeking occasional use services have convenient, cost-effective access to our network through numerous video switching facilities and teleports around the world," said Ronald Rosenthal, Intelsat's Regional Vice President, Broadcast Solutions.
Intelsat will be exhibiting in hall 1A/1B, booth #201 at SATCON, the tradeshow of video, voice and data communications solutions for media, military and enterprise end users. SATCON is part of Content & Communications World being held at the Javits Convention Center in New York City on 15-16 October 2008.
About VISTA Satellite Communications
Founded in 1988 by Mr. Roy Liemer, VISTA Satellite Communications, Inc., "networks the world," transmitting clients' messages to and from anywhere on the globe. VISTA delivers over 25,000 hours of occasional-use satellite time each year for clients. With corporate headquarters in South Florida, VISTA is now co-located with Stirling Studios offering television production with connectivity via fiber and satellite. VISTA's Satellite Services Center is available 24 hours per day answering clients' requests in multiple languages and monitoring feeds via satellite and on-line. Always maintaining focus on customer service, VISTA became a global leader provisioning full-time and occasional use satellite space segment, transmission services, network management, television production, videoconferencing services, and broadband applications.
Intelsat is the leading provider of fixed satellite services (FSS) worldwide, delivering information and entertainment for many of the world's leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat's satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for advanced transmissions of video, data and voice services. With the globalization of content, broadband, telecom, HD and IPTV fueling next-generation growth, the ever-expanding universe of satellite communications is the cornerstone of today's Intelsat. Real-time, advanced communications with people anywhere in the world is closer, by far.
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