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Intelsat SA and Aldea Solutions have struck a peering relationship to expand satellite and fibre video contribution and distribution networks for media customers globally.

intelsat 31 oct 2018The satellite firm will further expand the reach of its IntelsatOne terrestrial network via Aldea’s international fibre network, adding connectivity to media locations in 35 cities, as well as connections to premium content programmers. In turn, Aldea will have access to Intelsat’s satellite video neighbourhoods which house approximately 5,400 channels and reach 508 million households worldwide. The agreement will also rely on both companies’ presence in Latin America.

“At Intelsat, our broadcasters’ and programmers’ needs come first,” said Bill O’Hara, Intelsat GM, Media. “By providing direct access to Intelsat’s premier satellite distribution platforms through Aldea, content programmers will have an easier path to widen their viewership and monetise their content.”

Lionel Bentolila, Aldea CEO, added: “The premier quality of service we provide to media customers around the world has been the principal driver of our success. This new relationship with Intelsat reinforces our commitment to excellence and extends our reach, offering additional satellite-based options for our customers.”