Intelsat inks Romantis for multi-year, multi-transponder deal

Romantis GmbH (“Romantis”), a European satellite capacity trader providing satellite transmission services for European, African and Asian markets, signed another multi-year, multi-transponder contract for capacity on the Intelsat system to expand its service offering into the CIS, EU and the Middle East.

Under the agreement, Romantis will receive Ku-band transponder services on the Intelsat 15 satellite that will be located at 85 degrees East once launched in 2009. Through its contract on Intelsat 15, Romantis expects to set up a universal satellite multimedia platform that will support a variety of applications, including DTH broadcasting, IPTV service platforms, DVB-S2 SD and HD distribution networks, as well as broadband services.

“The Intelsat 15 Ku-band coverage is perfectly designed to serve the regions we operate in with a single uniform high-power beam,” said Kai Lauterujng, Managing Director of Romantis. “Through this agreement we have secured capacity that will enable us to substantially expand our services and respond to our customers’ strong demand for premium broadcast and broadband services.”

“Intelsat provides content service providers an infrastructure allowing them to go into immediate operations and quickly expand,” said Jean Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Europe & Middle East. “Our Intelsat 15 satellite will be a vital spacecraft within our fleet, providing content providers video and data services for the Middle East, Indian Ocean Regions and Russia.”

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