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Intelsat Partners with Globo to Demonstrate 8K Video Transmission During the World Cup

Intelsat (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and
leader in integrated satellite communications, will partner with Globo,
one of the largest broadcasters in Latin America, to demonstrate live 8K
video transmissions in Brazil for the 2018 World Cup.

Beginning June 15 and running through July 15, content will be broadcast
as part of an exhibition at the famous Museu de Amanhã, Rio de Janeiro’s
innovative science museum. The transmission of 8K content to the
Brazilian venue will provide the finest clarity, stunning color and
viewer experience available. That’s due to the fact that 8K has double
the resolution of 4K and 16 times the resolution of full HD. By watching
the World Cup match in 7680 x 4320 pixels compared to the typical 1920 x
1080 pixels available in HD video, fans will feel as if they are in the
stadium.

The 8K signal will be transmitted as a 200 Mbps video stream at the
International Broadcast Center in Moscow and transported to Tokyo. It
will then be carried to Intelsat via the Intelsat point of presence in
New York. The signal will be transmitted on the IntelsatOne terrestrial
network to Intelsat’s teleport in Atlanta, Georgia, where it will be
re-encoded at 90 Mbps using a special NTT 8K HEVC real-time encoder.
Once the video is compressed, it will be modulated by a Newtec MDM-6100
modem in DVB-S2 and then uplinked to Intelsat 14, the company’s emerging
HD video neighborhood in Latin America known for its HD and 4K content
distribution.

“From HD to 4K and now 8K, Intelsat 14 is the premier, new neighborhood
to ensure that viewers across Latin America have access to affordable,
exciting, and breathtaking content that provides them with the most
immersive viewing experience for premier sporting and entertainment
events,” said Rob Cerbone, Intelsat’s Vice President and General
Manager, Media. “While 8K technology is still evolving and further
advancements in compression technology standards are needed, Intelsat’s
premier video neighborhoods have proven that they are equipped to
distribute 8K content to millions of viewers around the world. Since our
founding, Intelsat’s satellite solutions have been at the forefront of
innovation when it comes to content distribution and with this 8K demo,
fans will be able to experience the match as if they are on the field
with their favorite players.”

Intelsat 14 is the company’s latest Latin American video neighborhood,
joining Intelsat 11, Intelsat 21 and Intelsat 34 and further expanding
Intelsat’s media distribution leadership. The company’s video
neighborhoods have become the top picks for content owners for
distributing top-tier sports, entertainment, news and education
programming for more than 93 million viewers. Intelsat currently
delivers 77 of the 100 most-watched channels in the region, with nearly
150 channels distributed in HD.

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About Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network,
delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services
anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the
world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure,
managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable
customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network
services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people
worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity,
multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and
seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one
that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries
and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

About Globo

To be one of world’s leading communications company is just possible
with a lot of creativity, professionalism and investment on quality and
innovation. Globo produces close to 3,000 annual hours of telenovelas
and programs, as well as over 3,000 hours of telejournalism. Programs,
series and interviews with a high standard of quality that every year,
receive nominations in the International Emmy Awards. Presently, the
network covers 98.6% of Brazil’s territory, reaching 99.5% of the
population with the greatest network of affiliated broadcasting stations
of 122 spread over the states. More than 90% of the network’s
programming is produced in-house, which makes Globo the country’s
largest job provider for artists, authors, journalists and producers.
Globo currently has approximately 13000 employees. For more information: www.redeglobo.com.br.

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