PANAMSAT HOLDING CORP.

PANAMSAT HOLDING CORP.

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Company Overview
Panamsat Holding Corp. is an American-based holding company that, through its subsidiary Panamsat Corporation, is involved in providing video, Internet, voice, and government communications services in the United States. The company was founded in 1984. Its registered business office is located in Wilton, Connecticut, United States.
Panamsat Holding is one of the largest communications satellite operators in the United States. The company operates into two segments, Fixed Satellite Services and Government Services.
The Fixed Satellite Services segment consists of video services and network services. The video services of this segment offer satellite transponder capacity and other satellite and terrestrial services for the transmission of entertainment, news, sports, and educational programming for content providers worldwide. The network services of this segment provide satellite transponder capacity and other satellite and terrestrial network services to telecommunications carriers, multinational corporations, and network service providers for relaying voice, video, and data communications. This segment also offers telemetry, tracking, and control services, which include monitoring and maintaining the proper orbital location and orientation of a satellite, monitoring on-board systems, adjusting transponder levels, and remotely bringing backup systems online in the event of a subsystem failure.
The Government Services segment provides satellite and related telecommunications services to the U.S. government, international government entities, and their contractors. This segment offers transponder capacity on its satellites, as well as other mobile and fixed satellite systems.
Since 2006, Panamsat Holding has been a subsidiary of Intelsat Ltd., the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide.
Business Summary
PanAmSat Holding Corporation (PanAmSat) provides video, corporate, Internet, voice and government communications services with a fleet of 23 in-orbit satellites. The Company leases transponder capacity on its satellites to a range of customers, including: cable television systems, television broadcasters, direct-to-home (DTH) television systems, Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, governments and other corporations. PanAmSat’s customers include media and communications companies, such as Time Warner, Inc., the BBC, The News Corporation, Sony, Viacom, China Central Television, Doordarshan (India), Comcast and The Walt Disney Company, as well as civilian and military government agencies and contractors. The Company’s operations are comprised of two segments: Fixed Satellite Services segment (FSS) and government services (G2).
Description and history
PanAmSat Holding Corporation (PanAmSat) provides video, corporate, Internet, voice and government communications services with a fleet of 23 in-orbit satellites. The Company leases transponder capacity on its satellites to a range of customers, including: cable television systems, television broadcasters, direct-to-home (DTH) television systems, Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, governments and other corporations. PanAmSat’s customers include media and communications companies, such as Time Warner, Inc., the BBC, The News Corporation, Sony, Viacom, China Central Television, Doordarshan (India), Comcast and The Walt Disney Company, as well as civilian and military government agencies and contractors. The Company’s operations are comprised of two segments: fixed satellite services segment (FSS) and government services (G2).

PanAmSat’s in-orbit fleet, which includes two in-orbit backup satellites, is a commercial geostationary earth orbit (GEO), satellite networks, capable of reaching over 98% of the world’s population. The Company is capable of servicing a global footprint through a fleet of owned satellites. PanAmSat also has a terrestrial network available and has seven technical facilities in the United States, which provide transmission, monitoring and control services for operating its fleet and transmission and other services. The Company leases such services outside of the United States to support the remainder of its worldwide satellite fleet.

Fixed Satellite Services segment

PanAmSat provides satellite transponder capacity and other satellite and terrestrial services for the transmission of entertainment, news, sports and educational programming for over 300 content providers worldwide through its video services. Through network services, the Company provides satellite transponder capacity and other satellite and terrestrial network services to telecommunications carriers, multinational corporations and network service providers for relaying voice, video and data communications globally. In addition to the telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C), services PanAmSat performs for many of its satellites, the Company also provides TT&C services for satellites owned by other satellite operators. These services include monitoring and maintaining the proper orbital location and orientation of a satellite, monitoring on-board systems, adjusting transponder levels and remotely bringing backup systems on-line in the event of a subsystem failure.

Government Services segment

Through the Company’s G2 segment, PanAmSat provides global satellite and related telecommunications services to the United States government, international government entities and their contractors. PanAmSat offers transponder capacity on its satellites, as well as other mobile and fixed satellite systems.

Business Line
Holding company that, through its subsidiary Panamsat Corporation, is involved in providing video, Internet, voice, and government communications services in the United States
Subsidiary
INTELSAT CORPORATION
Advisor
DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP
IPO date
3/2005
US SIC Code
4899
Company Address
20, Westport Road

City province or state postal code
06897, WILTON, CT
Phone: +1 203 210 8000
Fax: +1 203 210 9163
Country address: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Website url: www.panamsat.com