Intelsat Extends Agreement with Starz for Galaxy Fleet Programming Distribution in the United States

LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#media–Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized
Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced
that leading global media and entertainment company, Starz has extended
its commitment for distribution services on the Intelsat Galaxy

Under the agreement, Intelsat will provide a combination of broadcast
and IntelsatOne services for Starz, which currently distributes 49
channels/feeds on the Intelsat fleet. This includes content distribution
via the Intelsat Galaxy 13, Galaxy 14 and Galaxy 15 satellites. Intelsat
will also provide disaster recovery services through a secondary uplink
chain from Intelsat’s teleport in Castle Rock, Colorado.

“The reliability of the Intelsat Galaxy fleet supports our goal of
maximizing our audience and maintaining the delivery quality of the
Starz programming,” said Ray Milius, EVP, Programming Operations at
Starz. “Starz will also see additional cost-effective operational
efficiencies by using Intelsat’s facilities for our disaster recovery

“As the number two premium pay TV provider in terms of subscribers,
Starz relies on Intelsat to deliver a wide variety of content to
millions of homes around the country,” said Randy Anders, Intelsat’s
Head of North America Sales. “In addition, our disaster recovery
solutions complement the distribution strength of the Intelsat Galaxy
satellite neighborhoods. We developed a solution that supports Starz’s
introduction of additional high definition services, while improving
operational efficiency. Our Galaxy fleet is the clear choice for
programmers and content distributors that want to reach as many
customers as possible.”

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About Starz

Starz (,
a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and
entertainment company that provides premium subscription video
programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks and produces and
distributes content for worldwide audiences, including its investment in
the STARZ PLAY Arabia OTT service. Starz is home to the flagship STARZ®
brand with 24.3 million subscribers in the United States as of December
31, 2016, with the STARZ ENCORESM network at 31 million
subscribers. Starz provides high-quality, entertaining premium
subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and
associated on-demand and online services, including the STARZ app. Sold
through U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators,
satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other
online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 5,000
distinct premium television episodes and feature films every year and up
to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies
and other popular movie and television programming.

About Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network,
delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services
anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the
world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure,
managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable
customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network
services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people
worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity,
multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and
seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one
that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries
and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit


Shannon N. Booker
Corporate Communications Manager