July 26, 2016 4:11 PM ET

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Company Overview of Telesat Canada

Company Overview

Telesat Canada provides broadcast and enterprise services in Canada, the United States, and Brazil. It provides satellite transmission services to broadcasters, cable networks, and DTH service providers as a distribution platform for their services, delivering television programming, audio, and information channels directly to customers’ homes; for the transmission of television programming; and to broadcast of video news, sports, and live event coverage on a short-term basis enabling broadcasters to conduct on-the-scene transmissions using small, portable antennas. The company also offers end-to-end services, including installation and maintenance of the end user terminals, maintenance of t...

1601 Telesat Court

Ottawa, ON K1B 5P4


Founded in 1969

419 Employees





Key Executives for Telesat Canada

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 50
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Age: 57
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 52
Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development North America
Age: 58
Chief Technical Officer
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Telesat Canada Key Developments

Telesat Holdings Inc., Telesat Interco Inc., Telesat Canada and Telesat LLC Announces Board Changes

Effective January 13, 2016, Mr. James Pittman has stepped down as a director of Telesat Holdings Inc., Telesat Interco Inc. and Telesat Canada, and as member of the Board of Managers of Telesat LLC. Telesat Holdings Inc. announced that, effective January 13, 2016, Mr. Antoine Bisson-McLernon has joined the Board of Directors of Telesat Holdings Inc., Telesat Interco Inc. and Telesat Canada, and the Board of Mangers of Telesat LLC. Mr. McLernon joined the Public Sector Pension Investment Board in July 2009 and, since December 7, 2015, is the Managing Director, Private Equity – Americas. Prior to that, he led PSP Investments Natural Resources investment group and sat on the Boards of TimberWest Forest Corp. (Canada), Kaingaroa Timberlands (New Zealand), and X2 Resources (UK). He is also a past Advisory Committee member of Haymarket Financial LLP (UK). Before joining PSP Investments, Mr. McLernon worked in private equity and investment banking.

Hughes Network Systems, LLC and Telesat Signs 15-Year Agreement

Hughes Network Systems, LLC and Telesat announced a 15-year agreement for Ka-band capacity on Telesat's new Telstar 19 VANTAGE (T19V) satellite, planned for launch in early 2018. The agreement calls for Telesat to deliver Ka-band capacity of 31 Gbps on T19V covering many countries in South America, which Hughes will utilize to expand its broadband satellite services for consumers. High-throughput JUPITERdz technology from Hughes will be deployed for the ground system and customer premises equipment.

Intelsat Reportedly Hires Goldman Sachs

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I) has hired Goldman Sachs to sell some assets, people close to the matter. The company seeks to pay off a portion of its $14 billion debt. According to the report, Eutelsat S.A., John Malone’s Liberty Media Corporation (NasdaqGS:LMCA), SES, S.A. (BDL:008808732), Telesat Canada, and private equity firms are potential suitors.

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