Intelsat and Television Broadcasts Ltd. (TVB) plan to launch a
direct-broadcast satellite service in Hong Kong, which will offer a range of
Cantonese and other Chinese-language programming supplied by TVB.
Intelsat will put up $53 million in cash and $16.5 million worth of
transponder capacity, while TVB will invest $25.2 million in cash and $324
million worth of programming over three years.