PBS content is now being delivered to 156 broadcast affiliates via Intelsat's Galaxy 16 Ku-band satellite.
Intelsat recently started delivering Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) educational, music and arts content across the continental United States, as part of an exclusive satellite distribution agreement.
PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are Americas public TV stations. It is a multi-platform media organisation that serves America through television, mobile and connected devices and in the classroom. Starting earlier this year, Intelsats Galaxy 16 Ku-band satellite started delivering iconic PBS content to 156 broadcast affiliates reaching an audience of nearly 50m primetime viewers.
Commenting on the agreement, Pascale Fromont, Vice President and General Manager of Media for Intelsat, said: As Americas largest public media enterprise, PBS trusts Intelsat to reliably deliver on their crucial mission of providing high-quality programming to their member stations across the continental United States. With the addition of PBS to the Intelsat family, all major broadcasters in the US are utilising the Intelsat fleet for content delivery.
Located at 99W, the performance and reach of Galaxy 16 into North America were key factors in PBSs selection of Intelsat to meet its distribution needs. Intelsats Galaxy fleet is the most comprehensive in North America, serving 123m TV households.