Music Choice Launches on PanAmSat Bird


Music Choice’s signals launched on PanAmSat Corp.’s “Galaxy 5” satellite, the network said Tuesday.

The 15-year deal will keep the music network on Galaxy 5 through 2019.

"We're very happy to have extended our carriage on the paramount cable satellite along with other high-profile cable networks such as HBO [Home Box Office] and Discovery [Channel]," Music Choice CEO David J. Del Beccaro said in a prepared statement.

PanAmSat executive vice president of global sales and marketing Mike Antonovich added, “We are thrilled and gratified that Music Choice, with their outstanding digital-music service, has chosen Galaxy 5 and the follow-on Galaxy 15 satellite to be their home for the next 15 years.”