Intelsat Donates Satellite Capacity to Support the Broadcast of the
“12-12-12” Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert
LUXEMBOURG -- December 12, 2012
Intelsat 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 and Australia.
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 McCartney.
“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.”
The concert is being produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The
Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, 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
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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