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C-SPAN Joins Intelsat's Highly Penetrated Galaxy 14 Video Distribution Neighborhood


Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world's first Globalized
Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, today
announced that C-SPAN, the Washington D.C. based suite of public affairs
networks, has signed a new, long-term contract for C-band satellite
services on Intelsat's Galaxy 14 satellite.

By choosing Intelsat's highly penetrated Galaxy 14 neighborhood located
at 125° West, C-SPAN joins a select group of top tier programmers.
Galaxy 14 distributes more than 200 channels in North America, with over
100 channels in high-definition (HD). Intelsat will transport the
signals from C-SPAN's headquarters in Washington, D.C. via IntelsatOne
fiber and provide an uplink to Galaxy 14 for distribution to cable
head-ends via the Intelsat teleport in Ellenwood, Georgia. Intelsat's
Riverside teleport in California will provide an additional disaster
recovery uplink. C-SPAN is expected to transition its programming to
Galaxy 30, a next-generation Intelsat satellite, after Galaxy 30's
planned launch in 2020.

"The breadth and depth of Intelsat's satellite solutions will enable
C-SPAN to efficiently provide our affiliates with reliable, high-quality
feeds of our standard and high definition television signals," said
Roxane Kerr, vice president of technology, C-SPAN. "We chose Intelsat's
Galaxy 14 satellite because of the strong video neighborhood, robust
protection program, cost-effectiveness, and long-term commitment to
cable distribution, demonstrated by the Galaxy 30 replacement satellite
program, ordered by Intelsat earlier this year."

"The unprecedented reach of Galaxy 14 enables media customers to
cost-effectively reach millions of viewers and, consequently, grow their
business," said Rob Cerbone, vice president and general manager of
media, Intelsat. "Our hybrid satellite and fiber network coupled with
our disaster recovery program will provide C-SPAN with the availability,
resiliency and reliability needed to ensure their high-quality
programming is distributed without interruption. C-SPAN's long-term
commitment to Intelsat is an example of the value that our video
neighborhoods deliver and the advantage of the end-to-end solutions that
we provide."

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About Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I) operates the world's first Globalized Network,
delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services
anywhere in the world. Intelsat's Globalized Network combines the
world's largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure,
managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable
customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network
services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people
worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity,
multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and
seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one
that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries
and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit

About C‐SPAN

Created by the cable TV industry and now in nearly 100 million TV
households, C‐SPAN programs three commercial-free public affairs
television networks; C‐SPAN Radio, heard in Washington, D.C., at 90.1 FM
and available as an App; and, a video‐rich website offering
live coverage of government events and access to the vast archive of
C‐SPAN programming. All funding for C-SPAN operations is provided by
cable and satellite television providers.

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