Cable & Telecom

Telesat reveals Nimiq 4 plans

OTTAWA – Delivering next generation TV services, Telesat today unveiled plans for Nimiq 4, its next direct broadcast satellite. Telesat's eighteenth satellite will enable Telesat's customer (and corporate cousin), Bell ExpressVu, to continue to enhance advanced services such as high-definition television, specialty channels and foreign language programming. Telesat has selected EADS Astrium, Europe's largest space company, as the manufacturer for Nimiq 4, and International Launch Services (ILS) for the satellite's launch in 2008. "For more than 35 years, Telesat has taken pride in carrying the most advanced broadcasting services to viewers from sea to sea - and Nimiq 4 continues...