Panasonic Avionics And Telesat Enhance In-Flight Connectivity Over South America

   Panasonic Avionics And Telesat Enhance In-Flight Connectivity Over South

PR Newswire

ANAHEIM, California, September 10, 2013

ANAHEIM, California, September 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Panasonic Avionics Corporation today announced that it has significantly
enhanced the coverage and capacity of its in-flight connectivity service over
South America through the use of Telesat's new Anik G1 satellite. Anik G1,
which began commercial service in May, dramatically increases capacity over
South America with greater power than earlier generation satellites covering
this rapidly growing region.

David Bruner, Vice President, Global Communication Services for Panasonic
Avionics Corporation, said, "The strategic upgrade of our global Ku-band
aeronautical network with Anik G1 clearly demonstrates a key advantage of our
service offering. We have the unique ability to scale coverage and capacity
anywhere in the world where our customers fly. This flexibility not only
helps guarantee that we will always provide the best coverage for airlines and
that we will continue to offer the highest bandwidth for the lowest price per

"Panasonic's decision to use Anik G1 over South America is a strong
endorsement of the capabilities and advantages of Telesat's newest satellite,"
said Nigel Gibson Vice President, International Sales for Telesat. "We applaud
Panasonic for establishing a robust aero network that is able to meet South
America's growing communications needs. Telesat now has five satellites
serving Latin America and is pleased to be supporting innovative providers
like Panasonic who are ready to capitalize on the favorable demand trends
across the region." 

The increased capacity will allow even more growth for in-flight broadband
services and greater support for Panasonic's unique eXTV live in-flight
television service.

Bruner added, "With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil approaching, the extra
capacity ensures fans will be able to watch the exclusive Sport 24 network,
which is offered in conjunction with IMG Media, and catch key matches while
travelling to South America and even to the tournament."

About Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a U.S. corporation, is a
subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North
American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest,
California with over 3,100 employees and operations in 80 locations worldwide,
it serves over 200 customers worldwide and provides in-flight entertainment
and communication (IFEC) systems on over 3,700 aircraft.

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world's leading supplier of IFEC
systems. The company's best-in-class solutions, supported by professional
maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling airlines to
deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a rich variety of entertainment
choices, resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions,
reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs.

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About Telesat (

Telesat is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure
satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom,
corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with
offices and facilities around the world, the company's state-of-the-art fleet
consists of 14 satellites and the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 with another
satellite under construction. Telesat also manages the operations of
additional satellites for third parties. Privately held, Telesat's principal
shareholders are Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral
Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL).

Press Contacts
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Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Tel: +1 949 462 1742

Steve Double
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SOURCE Panasonic Avionics Corporation
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