Contract Extension Awarded to Intelsat General for Delivering American Forces TV and Radio Services

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The renewal of a one year contract has been awarded to Intelsat General Corp for delivering television and radio programming globally to U.S. military personnel. The first annual contract was awarded in 2011 and had options of six 12-month renewals.

Via the contract with AFRTS (American Forces Radio and Television Service), a globally distributed network is provided by Intelsat General delivering multiple channel broadcastable quality television and radio programmes to the families of military forces situated beyond USA borders plus military staff on board U.S. Navy ships currently at sea. The service, incorporating both off-and-on capacity within networks serves over 200K people utilising bandwidth measuring 307mHz distributed through six teleports, nine satellites, and the land-based network IntelsatOneSM.

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