Docket Number: 
FCC Docket 05-290

Intelsat and PanAmSat have filed a series of applications pursuant to section 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, seeking Commission approval to transfer control of Commission licenses held by two subsidiaries of PanAmSat to Intelsat. PanAmSat is the indirect parent of PanAmSat Licensee Corp. and PanAmSat H-2 Licensee Corp., which hold authorizations to operate non-common carrier fixed-satellite service satellites using the C- and Ku-bands, as well as authorizations for numerous non-common carrier earth stations that transmit and/or receive signals in those frequency bands. See the Public Notice for more information...

Timeline

Day 248 - June 19, 2006

Public Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodOppositionsOppositionsOppositionsRepliesReplies

Orders, Public Notices & Press Releases

6/19/06
FCC Approves Intelsat/PanAmSat Merger.
News Release:
Word | Acrobat
Order: Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

5/23/06
Additional Request for Documents

11/23/05
Information and Document Request Letter from FCC to Intelsat and PanAmSat.

11/23/05
Order Adopting Protective Order
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

10/14/05
PanAmSat and Intelsat Seek FCC Consent to Transfer Control of Licenses and Authorizations Held by PanAmSat Licensee Corp. and PanAmSat H-2 Licensee Corp.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Record Documents

Below is a list of record documents in reverse chronological order.

7/12/06
Notification of Consummation of Transfer of Control of Licenses filed by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd., PanAmSat Licensee Corp., PanAmSat H2 Licensee Corp.

6/16/06
Amendment filed by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd., PanAmSat Licensee Corp., PanAmSat H-2 Licensee Corp.

6/16/06
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Intelsat Holdings.

6/16/06
PanAmSat Requests for Continuing Authority Relating to Four of the Origninal STAs Have Been Withdrawn filed by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd., PanAmSal Licensee Corp., PanAmSat H-2 Licensee Corp.

6/15/06
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)

6/15/06
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

6/14/06
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd., Intelsat Global Service Corporation

6/13/06
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by International Communications Satellite Organization (ITSO)
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

6/8/06
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

6/2/06
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd., Intelsat Global Service Corporation

6/1/06
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by International Telecommunications Satellite Organization

5/30/06
Response to Request for Information filed by Intelsat North America LLC

5/26/06
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd.

5/25/06
Response to Request for Information filed by PanAmSat Corporation
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/25/06
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd., Intelsat Global Service Corporation, PanAmSat

5/22/06
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by International Telecommunications Satellite Organization

5/11/06
Notices of Ex Parte Communication, filed by International Telecommunication Satellite Organization
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/4/06
Letter Regarding Filing of Updated Information, filed by Intelsat Holdings, Inc., PanAmSat H-2 Licensee Corp.

5/3/06
Notices of Ex Parte Communication, filed by International Telecommunication Satellite Organization
[ 1 | 2 ]

4/24/06
Response to April 13, 2006 Reply Comments of Intelsat, filed by International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)

4/13/06
Reply Comments, filed by Intelsat

3/30/06
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)

3/23/06
Update of Consolidated Application for Transfer of Control filed by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd.
[ 1 | 2 ]

3/22/06
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd.. Intelsat Global Service Corporation

3/16/06
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd., Intelsat Global Service Corporation

3/7/06
Letter and attachment from United States Department of State to FCC International Bureau
[ 1 | 2 ]

3/7/06
Comments, filed by Steven W. Lett, Deputy United States Coordinator for International Communications and information Policy, U.S. Department of State
[ 1 | 2 ]

2/23/06
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd.

2/23/06
Comment filed by Intelsat

2/23/06
Comment filed by Intelsat

2/17/06
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)

2/17/06
Comment filed by International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)

2/15/05
Request To Accept New License Application In Its Processing of the Transfer Application, filed by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd., PanAmSat Licensee Corp., PanAmSat H-2 Licensee Corp.

2/1/06
Supplemental Response to Request for Information, filed by IntelSat Holdings, Ltd.

12/20/05
Comment filed by Harris Corporation

12/14/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Intelsat, PanAmSat

12/14/05
Response to Request for Information filed by PanAmSat

12/13/05
Reply Comments filed by Microcom

12/6/05
Petition to Adopt Conditions to Authorizes and Licenses filed by United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigations, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of Defense
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

12/6/05
Reply Comments filed by International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)

11/30/05
Comments filed by Integral Systems, Inc.

11/29/05
JJoint Response filed by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd., PanAmSat Licensee Corp., and PanAmSat H-2 Licensee Corp.

11/14/05
Request to Defer Formal Issuance of the Applications, filed by Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense

11/14/05
Comment filed by Firestone Communications, Inc.

11/14/05
Comment filed by ViaSat, Inc.

11/14/05
Comment filed by TANDBERG

11/14/05
Comment filed by Loral Space & Communications, Ltd.

11/14/05
Comment filed by International Telecommunications Satellite Organization

11/14/05
Comment filed by Broadwing Communications, LLC

11/14/05
Comment filed by Convergent Media Systems Corporation

11/14/05
Comment filed by The United Nations

11/14/05
Comment filed by ARTEL Incorporated

11/14/05
Comment filed by HTN Communications, LLC

11/11/05
Comment filed by Pittsburgh International Telecommunications (PIT)

11/11/05
Comment filed by Hughes Network Systems, LLC

11/10/05
Comment filed by StarBand Communications, Inc.

11/9/05
Comment filed by Teleport International Buenos Aires

11/9/05
Comment filed by Smartjog

11/8/05
Comment filed by Orbital Sciences Corporation

11/7/05
Comment filed by R.R. Satellite Communications, Ltd.

11/4/05
Gateway Communications

11/1/05
Comment filed by Microcrom

10/31/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by International Telecommunication Satellite Organization

Applications & Errata

  • 12/1/05
    Amendment (Removal of Earth Stations).

  • 9/30/05
    Applications for Satellite Space and Earth Station Authorizations
    [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 ]

  • 9/30/05
    Consolidated Applications for Authority to Transfer Control filed by Intelsat Holdings, Ltd.
    [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 ]

  • 9/30/05
    Applications
    [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ]

Background

On August 28, 2005, Intelsat’s indirect subsidiary Intelsat (Bermuda), Ltd. and Intelsat (Bermuda), Ltd.’s wholly-owned subsidiary Proton Acquisition Corporation (“Merger Sub”) entered into a merger agreement with PanAmSat. The merger agreement contemplates that Merger Sub will be merged with and into PanAmSat, with PanAmSat remaining as the surviving entity. Upon completion of the transaction, PanAmSat would be a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Intelsat (Bermuda), Ltd. and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Intelsat. Post merger, PanAmSat and its subsidiaries would continue as separate corporate entities. See the Public Notice for more information...

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FCC Approves Intelsat/PanAmSat Merger.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Order: Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

Contacts: 
James Ball
Chief, Policy Division, International Bureau
james.ball@fcc.gov
Kathleen Collins
Policy Division, International Bureau
kathleen.collins@fcc.gov
JoAnn Lucanik
Satellite Division, International Bureau
joann.lucanik@fcc.gov
Marilyn Simon
Satellite Division, International Bureau
marilyn.simon@fcc.gov
Jim Bird
Office of General Counsel
jim.bird@fcc.gov
Neil Dellar
Office of General Counsel
neil.dellar@fcc.gov
General Information: 

This page contains an indexed unofficial listing of and electronic links to most materials in this docket. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the FCC Reference Center. Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter also may be obtained through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).