C-SPAN, the Washington, D.C.-based suite of public affairs networks, struck a new deal for C-band satellite services on Intelsat SA's Galaxy 14 satellite.
Under the long-term deal, Intelsat will transport the signals from C-SPAN's headquarters in Washington, D.C., via IntelsatOne fiber and provide an uplink to Galaxy 14 for distribution to cable head-ends via the Intelsat teleport in Ellenwood, Ga., according to an Aug. 9 news release. Intelsat's Riverside teleport in California will provide an additional disaster recovery uplink.
C-SPAN is expected to transition its programming to Galaxy 30 after its planned launch in 2020. Galaxy 14 distributes more than 200 channels in North America, with more than 100 channels in HD.
Intelsat operates a Globalized Network, delivering cost-effective video and broadband services across the globe.