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The SPACECONNECTION Utilizes Intelsat’s Premier Video Neighborhood to Expand its Media Business in North America 

17 March 2015

Intelsat S.A. and The SPACECONNECTION, the industry's leading independent provider of C-Band and Ku-Band satellite space segment, announced a new, multi-year agreement under which The SPACECONNECTION expanded its capacity commitment on Intelsat’s Galaxy 17 satellite located at 91˚ West and renewed services on Intelsat’s Galaxy 3C satellite located at 95˚ West.  
Galaxy 17 is a premier sports neighborhood within Intelsat’s Galaxy fleet, with marquee sports programming transmitted to cable head-ends throughout North America. By renewing and expanding its agreement with Intelsat, The SPACECONNECTION will continue to provide existing customers with exciting regional and national sports content, as well as leverage the additional capacity to expand its distribution reach in a cable distribution neighborhood that has a 98% penetration of cable head-ends. The agreement also secures continuity of service for The SPACECONNECTION’s current customers at Galaxy 3C .
Jonathan Crawford, President & CEO, The SPACECONNECTION, stated, “The strength and quality of Intelsat’s video neighborhoods provides tremendous benefits for our customer base.  That is why we have partnered with Intelsat for over two decades and look forward to our future success together as we continue to deliver exciting content to our customers.”
“We are committed to supporting The SPACECONNECTION’s long-term business goals as a leading content distribution provider,” said Mark Rasmussen, Vice President, Americas, Intelsat.  “By extending our relationship, The SPACECONNECTION is able to leverage the value of our premier video neighborhoods to expand revenue potential for its content in North America.”