PanAmSat (NYSE: PA) as of April 25 says it has booked more than 15,000 hours of satellite video transmission time in SDTV and HDTV for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Soccer in Germany between June 9-July 9 serving some 15 major international broadcasters.
Catherine A. Palaia, VP, PASport Broadcast Services, PanAmSat says that PASport has the most extensive and advanced satellite and fiber optic network anywhere. Global distribution needs are addressed in a cost- efficient, reliable and secure manner.
PanAmSat's PASport network offers customers the benefits of a completely integrated and managed network that can be accessed from virtually every corner of the globe, making it the ideal platform for the coverage and distribution of live and breaking events.
For the 2006 World Cup, the PASport team will use nine satellites: PAS-1R, PAS-2, PAS-3R, PAS-4, PAS-8, PAS-9, PAS-12, Galaxy 3C and Galaxy 4R to deliver 34 standard-definition TV channels and five high- definition TV channels.