NPR, Intelsat Re-Up Satellite Distribution Deal

By the end of this agreement, their relationship will have spanned three decades.
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Intelsat and National Public Radio renewed their contract for satellite capacity to support public radio program distribution.

NPR operates the Public Radio Satellite System on behalf of public radio stations and program distributors.

Intelsat described the contract as a “multi-transponder, multi-year” deal, without disclosing financial specifics.

Under the terms of the contract, NPR will use C- and Ku-band capacity on Intelsat’s Galaxy 16 and Galaxy 17 satellites, located at 99 degrees West and 91 degrees West, respectively. By the end of this agreement, Intelsat’s relationship with NPR will have spanned three decades.

NPR Vice President of Distribution Pete Loewenstein said Intelsat’s Galaxy neighborhood footprint offers NPR reliable distribution, enabling the network to reach even remote communities.


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