Trinity Broadcasting Network Delivers Religious Programming to Millions of Viewers in North America via Intelsat’s Premier Video Neighborhood

Intelsat’s Galaxy 14 is the highest penetrated cable distribution
satellite in North America

LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized
Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced today that
Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the world’s largest religious
broadcasting network and America’s most-watched faith-based programming
channel, has renewed its contract through the end of Intelsat’s Galaxy
14 life to distribute high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD)
programming to cable head-ends throughout North America.

Under the multi-year agreement, TBN is leveraging Intelsat’s premier
video neighborhood, Galaxy 14 at 125˚ West, to deliver faith-based
programming to millions of viewers in North America. Reaching more cable
subscribers than any other satellite serving the region, Galaxy 14
distributes more than 200 channels in North America, nearly 100 of which
are HD.

“Intelsat’s premier video neighborhood provides us access to the highest
level of cable penetration, giving us access to millions of viewers in
North America and maximizing the audience for our faith-based content,”
said Bob Fopma, Vice President of Production, Trinity Broadcasting
Network. “Galaxy 14’s resilience and the redundancy provided by the
robust Galaxy fleet support our goals of reliability and efficiency for
our North American distribution.”

“The eight satellites comprising the North American Galaxy video
neighborhoods enable the delivery of more than 1,200 channels, including
hundreds of channels in HD. This allows our media customers to maximize
audience reach and expand their businesses. By incorporating satellite
solutions into their distribution network, Tier 1 Cable programmers such
as TBN are able to cost-effectively multicast linear channels and
deliver large-scale transmissions that are high quality, reliable and
secure,” said Mark Rasmussen, Intelsat’s Vice President, Americas.

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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
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About the Trinity Broadcasting Network

With more than thirty global networks, the Trinity Broadcasting Family
of Networks is the world’s largest faith-and-family television group,
airing a broad range of church and ministry programming, Christian
music, family-friendly movies, children’s programming, and shows for
teens and young adults 24 hours a day to every inhabited continent via
82 satellite channels and thousands of television and cable affiliates.
In addition, TBN’s most popular global networks are available on
computers, smart phones, and other mobile devices and over 40,000
entertaining and inspirational On-Demand programs are accessible via
TBN’s innovative online network,
To find out more about the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, log
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