Intelsat General to Continue Global TV, Radio Programming Support for U.S. Military

An Intelsat subsidiary has received a potential five-year contract to provide television and radio programming services to U.S. warfighters deployed worldwide via the American Forces Network.

Intelsat General said Tuesday it will collaborate with SES Government Solutions, Korea Telecom and Allen Communications to facilitate broadcasting for U.S. troops who perform land and sea operations.

The effort will leverage the IntelsatOne terrestrial fiber network, three AFN data streams, six satellites and five teleports situated across the globe.

Coverage will be distributed to U.S. military locations and ships in the Atlantic Ocean Region, the Indian Ocean Region, and the Continental U.S., Greenland, Central America and Cuba.

“We have been supporting the American Forces Network for a number of years and this new contract will allow us to continue to distribute programming that is so important to the morale of our troops at home, at sea and abroad,” said Rick Henry, vice president of sales and marketing at Intelsat General.

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