Intelsat carries a record volume of programming - more than 30 channels representing more than 1,650 hours - for the millennium transition, with cascading delivery of the first television images of the year 2000 to millions of viewers across every time zone.
Intelsat makes the Olympic Games in Sydney available to a record four billion people worldwide, as broadcasters use more than 40,000 hours of capacity provided by 10 Intelsat satellites.
Intelsat becomes a private company - Intelsat, Ltd. - after 37 years as an intergovernmental organization. Intelsat begins investing in ground infrasturcture and media-oriented satellites.
Intelsat begins providing end-to-end solutions through our newly established network of teleports, leased fiber and points of presence (PoPs) around the globe. The strength and speed of this network allow our customers to send and receive content from anywhere to anywhere in the world with the ease of one-stop-shopping.
The Intelsat 907 satellite is launched aboard an Ariane 44L vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana. The 907 was the seventh consecutive successful launch by Intelsat over an 18-month period and the final IX series spacecraft. The spacecraft was carried to space on the final launch of the Ariane 4 rocket.
Intelsat acquires four operational satellites and related customer contracts from Loral, giving immediate entry into the strategic North American video and corporate data markets.
Intelsat's IS-10-02 satellite is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard an ILS Proton rocket. The IS-10-02 is the most powerful spacecraft in Intelsat's fleet and will deliver high-power coverage of Europe, Africa, South America and the Middle East.
Intelsat announces the successful closing of the acquisition of Intelsat by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd., an entity formed at the direction of funds advised by or associated with Apax Partners Worldwide LLP, Apax Partners, Inc., Apollo Management V, L.P., MDP Global Investors Limited and Permira Advisors, LLC.
Intelsat's IA-8 satellite is successfully launched aboard Sea Launch's Zenit-3SL rocket. The satellite, built by Space Systems/Loral, operates from 89°W longitude and offers prime, powerful landmass coverage connecting customers across the Americas, the Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii.
Intelsat places first on the World Teleport Association's (WTA)annual rankings of the top teleport operators. Intelsat led the list of the 2006 Global Top Twenty.
Intelsat announces the completion of its merger with PanAmSat Holding Corporation. With the addition of PanAmSat's video market expertise, advanced satellite fleet and blue-chip media customer base to Intelsat's portfolio, Intelsat becomes the largest provider of fixed satellite services (FSS) worldwide to each of the media, network services and government customer sectors.
Intelsat broadcasts the world's largest high-definition music event in history Live Earth. Unprecedented in geographic scope and technological scale, Intelsat provides communications capacity using its industry-leading network of satellite and terrestrial facilities for the 24-hour, seven-continent, 150-performer environmental awareness campaign to a viewing audience of more than two billion.
Intelsat signed a contract with the National Hockey League (NHL) Network for distribution services of its new HD channel via Intelsat's Galaxy 15 satellite which resides within Intelsat's Galaxy neighborhood, and reaches thousands of cable headends. The NHL Network joined a list of anchor tenants, such as FOX, ESPN and HBO, who rely on Intelsat's Galaxy neighborhood for transmission of their HD programming.
Intelsat leads industry to victory in the World Radiocommunication Conference 2007 (WRC-07) decision to ensure a non-interruption, non-interference policy for the future use of C-band on a global basis.
Intelsat, the only global satellite operator to provide coverage of every Olympic Games since 1968, announced that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) signed a multi-transponder deal for the video carriage of the 2008 Summer Games to Europe. Intelsat reached another milestone in an unsurpassed track record in successfully supporting live, global HD transmissions, by being on site in Beijing providing a wide variety of managed services to both the rights holding and non-rights holding broadcasters.
Intelsat, Ltd. announces the successful closing of the acquisition of all of the primary equity ownership of its parent, Intelsat Holdings, Ltd. ("Intelsat Holdings") by Serafina Holdings, Limited ("Serafina Holdings"), an entity formed by funds advised by BC Partners, Silver Lake and certain other equity investors. Under the transaction, the equity of Intelsat Holdings was valued at approximately $5 billion.
Estimated at US $3.5 billion, Intelsat announces its largest investment program to date. Intelsat will launch 11 satellites providing new and replacement capacity by 2013. The investment aligns Intelsat’s satellite fleet with customer requirements, such as broadband infrastructure for land and sea, and high powered land mass beams for direct-to-home video applications. US $1.3 billion of this investment relates to five new satellites for the Asia Pacific region launching through 2012.
In late April Intelsat Ltd. announces the Australian Defense Force (ADF) has agreed to purchase a specialized UHF communications payload aboard. Then in November Intelsat announces its IS-14 satellite will carry Cicso’s hosted payload program called IRIS. This placed Intelsat as a leader of hosted playload services.
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, today announced that within hours of the first customer request for assistance following the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti, Intelsat established two communication networks—one in C-band and one in Ku-band—to provide critical communication links. The two networks, established via Intelsat’s satellite and terrestrial network infrastructure are supporting governments, non-governmental organizations, network service providers, media, telecommunication operators and humanitarian efforts countrywide.
The Commercial Broadband Satellite Program (CBSP) was awarded earlier this year to Intelsat General Corporation. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (“IDIQ”) program has a total value of up to $543 million.
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, today introduced its new terrestrial network, IntelsatOne. Powered by Cisco, IntelsatOne is a global, terrestrial architecture, consisting of an IP/MPLS-based network, fiber, teleports and points of presence. It is fully integrated with Intelsat’s industry-leading global satellite fleet, providing a single source for converged voice, video and data solutions.
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, announced that it is providing global transmission services of the World Cup in South Africa. Intelsat will use its terrestrial platform, IntelsatOneSM, to complement the distribution capabilities of its fleet.
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, announced it has formed an alliance with BT that expands the reach of its IntelsatOne terrestrial network to new locations in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, announced today that Arianespace successfully launched the Intelsat New Dawn satellite. The Intelsat New Dawn satellite is owned by a joint venture between a consortium led by Convergence Partners and Intelsat.
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today announced an agreement with DIRECTV Latin America (DTVLA), an operating unit of DIRECTV, to provide Ku-band capacity for DTH services in Latin America.
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, and PCCW Global, an operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, have agreed to interconnect their MPLS networks.