PanAmSat Gears Up for Cup


PanAmSat Corp. booked more than 15,000 hours of video-transmission time for more than 15 global customers for the 2006 World Cup, officials said Tuesday.

The World Cup, taking place in June and July in Germany, will be beamed around the world by PASport, PanAmSat’s global-broadcast-services network.

The PASport team will use nine satellites to deliver 34 standard-definition channels and five HDTV channels of World Cup coverage. Through these satellites, PanAmSat will deliver the games to fans in North, South and Central America; Europe; Asia; Australia; and South Africa.