Loral Space & Communications Inc., a satellite communications company, offers satellite-based communications services to broadcast, telecom, corporate, and government customers worldwide. As of December 31, 2014, the company provided satellite services to its customers through a fleet of 14 in-orbit satellites; and the Canadian Ka-band payload on the ViaSat-1 satellite. It also offers video distribution and direct-to-home (DTH) video, as well as end-to-end communications services using satellite and hybrid satellite-ground networks; broadcast services, such as DTH, video distribution and contribution, and satellite transmission services for the broadcast of video news, sports, and live event coverage on a short-term basis enabling broadcasters to conduct on-the-scene transmissions using portable antennas. In addition, the company provides telecommunication carrier and integrator services; satellite services to the Canadian Government; two-way broadband Internet services; communications services to the oil and gas, and mining industries; maritime and aeronautical services; and satellite operator services, as well as services, such as the installation and maintenance of the end user terminal, maintenance of the VSAT hub, and provision of satellite capacity. Further, it offers consulting and other services to businesses and governments; and X-band services to the U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Department of State; various agencies of the Spanish Government; and the Norwegian Ministry of Defense. Loral Space & Communications Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in New York, New York.