|[December 12, 2012]
Intelsat Donates Satellite Capacity to Support the Broadcast of the "12-12-12" Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert
LUXEMBOURG --(Business Wire)--
Intelsat (News - Alert) S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, is
donating satellite distribution services for the "12-12-12" Hurricane
Sandy relief concert in New York City, working with AMC Networks.
Intelsat will provide capacity for the Dec. 12 event via its Galaxy 17,
Intelsat 11 and Intelsat 805 satellites, enabling viewership across
North America and South America.
"12-12-12" will be distributed worldwide to nearly two billion people
through television feeds, radio and online streaming. It will be
available to 114 million television households in the United States, and
to more than 400 million television homes outside the country via
networks and feeds in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia
Scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden, the event will feature
Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, The Rolling Stones,
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Kanye West, The Who and Paul
"It is an honor to support this event through our donation of satellite
capacity, which will directly assist those impacted by the devastation
caused by Hurricane Sandy," said Intelsat SVP of Global Sales Kurt
Riegelman. "Intelsat has a long history of providing support in times of
need, and we hope that through this donation, more people will tune in
and come forward with their generous contributions."
Th concert is being produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The
Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes (News - Alert), President of Clear Channel
Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and Chairman
of The Weinstein Company.
All proceeds from ticket purchases and donations will go to serve the
victims of Hurricane Sandy through the Robin Hood Relief Fund.
For more information on the event and to make a donation, visit http://www.121212concert.org/.
Intelsat is the leading provider of satellite services worldwide. For
over 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and
entertainment for many of the world's leading media and network
companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and
governmental agencies. Intelsat's satellite, teleport and fiber
infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for
transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization
of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular
networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications
anywhere in the world are closer, by far.
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with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the political,
economic and legal conditions in the markets we are targeting for
communications services or in which we operate and other risks and
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the satellite communications business in particular. Because actual
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caution. Intelsat does not undertake any obligation to update or revise
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future events or otherwise.
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