NPR taps Intelsat for increased capacity


Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of commercial satellite services, announced NPR signed a multi-transponder, multi-year contract renewal for satellite capacity to support the distribution of public radio programming across the US. NPR operates the Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS) on behalf of all public radio stations and program distributors. Through this satellite infrastructure, more than 32 million devoted listeners will continue to tune in for public radio’s unique, award-winning programming every week, which is distributed through more than 900 public radio stations throughout the United States and its territories.

Under the terms of the contract, NPR will use C- and Ku-band capacity on Intelsat’s Galaxy 16 and Galaxy 17 satellites, located at 99 degrees West and 91 degrees West, respectively. By the end of this agreement, Intelsat’s relationship with NPR will have spanned three decades.