Terra Brasil utilized Intelsat to stream 2008 Beijing Games

Terra Networks
Brasil SA, the Brazilian Internet company, used Intelsat capacity on the
Intelsat 3R satellite located at 315 East and teleports in Europe, including
Intelsat’s facility in Fuchsstadt, Germany, to distribute 12 channels of Olympic
programming throughout
Brazil.
Once the content was downlinked at Terra Brasil’s facility, the service
provider then streamed that programming on the Internet via its interactive Web
portal and provided mobile users the capability to view Olympic events on their
handheld devices.
“Because
we delivered 12 unedited, live transmission channels from Beijing to Internet
and mobile phone users throughout Latin America, we needed a robust, error-free
transmission network that would ensure us being able to meet our increased viewer
demand for the Olympics,” said Frederic Morisot, Telecommunication
Director for Terra Brasil.
Under a
separate contract, MEDIA BROADCAST, owner of the Austrian frequencies for DVB-H
and operator of the national mobile-TV platform, used Intelsat capacity on the
Intelsat 905 satellite located at 335.5 East to launch its mobile-TV service
in
Austria.
The rollout began in June, with MEDIA BROADCAST’s transmission of 15 television
and 5 radio programs, in time to give its mobile phone customers’ access to the
European soccer championships.
“Terra
Brasil and MEDIA BROADCAST are representative of a growing number of our
customers that use Intelsat’s satellite infrastructure to make cutting-edge
technology and applications available to end users,” said Mike DeMarco,
Intelsat’s Vice President, Video Services.