PanAmSat Brings Int’l Nets to U.S.


PanAmSat Corp. is offering distributors an a la carte portfolio of international programming, called Vis-a-TV, for either linear or on-demand services, officials said Tuesday.

“PanAmSat is leveraging its relationships with its international programming customers to bring the best of the more than 400 channels currently on our satellite fleet to the U.S. market for distribution,” CEO Joe Wright said in a prepared statement.

PanAmSat also announced that it has reached a broadband-distribution agreement with Move Networks, a subscription-based broadband video-on-demand platform. The technical hub for the service is located at PanAmSat’s Atlanta teleport.

Programming for the Vis-a-TV platform is being distributed digitally on PanAmSat’s “Galaxy 13” bird.

And PanAmSat also said Tuesday that it finalized a deal to supply its “SurfBeam” Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification-for-satellite-broadband-networking system to Mexico-based Pegaso Banda Ancha in order to deliver Mexico’s Enciclomeida Internet interconnectivity program to more than 13,000 elementary schools.