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Australian Direct-to-Home television provider TV Plus has renewed a multi-year satellite services agreement to deliver global content to local viewers in its domestic territory and New Zealand via the Intelsat 19 satellite located at 166° East.

As with the previous agreement, TV Plus will use Ku-band satellite services from the premier video neighbourhood, reaching more than 37 million pay-TV subscribers. “Intelsat’s satellite services give us the foundation we need to innovate and stay ahead of our competitors by using the latest technologies to deliver the best viewing experience for our customers,” said TV director John Jeremic.

“We have worked with Intelsat for more than ten years and have seen first-hand how its world-class video neighbourhood has helped expand our audience reach. We’re able to cost-efficiently add more channels to the platform and deliver more programming to our viewers while maintaining the same amount of satellite bandwidth.”

“There is a lot of opportunity for diverse programming in the Asia-Pacific region, and consumers are demanding quicker access and more viewing options,” added Terry Bleakley, Intelsat’s managing director, Asia Pacific sales. “Working with TV Plus and building upon the strong relationship we’ve established over the past several years has given us a greater understanding of the demand and the type of cost-effective satellite services it needs to reach a broader audience, with more high quality programming options.”