Spacecom’s AMOS-5 Awarded $3.6 Million Broadcast Contract in East Africa22.10.2013
Deal with East African DTH Marks Spacecom’s Second Recent Regional Win
Tel Aviv – 22 October 2013: Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, today announced that its AMOS-5 at 17°E has won another broadcast deal in East Africa. Under the new $3.6 million contract, Spacecom will provide analog to digital migration broadcast services to an East African Digital Terrestrial Transmission (DTT) and Direct To Home (DTH) operator.
The operator’s DTT distribution and DTH signal to the region, composed of dozens of channels focusing on local and international content including news, sports, entertainment and family programming, will be transmitted on AMOS-5’s Ku-band (Ku-3).
Earlier this month, Spacecom announced it had won an East African digital migration broadcast project worth $5.9 million.
“East Africa is a great market for AMOS-5 at 17°E,” said Eyal Copitt, senior vice president of sales for Africa, Asia and marketing. “These two wins prove that the satellite’s position, signal strength and resources meet the needs of our East African customers. We are proud to be a part of the region’s move to digital broadcasting. This deal is another milestone for AMOS-5 at 17°E as it becomes a major player in the East African broadcast market.”
AMOS-5 was designed and built specifically for the African market with a pan-African C-band beam and three Ku-bands that cover the continent and provide connectivity to Europe and the Middle East. The satellite’s position at 17°E enables its signal to reach every region in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 satellites co-located at 4°W, AMOS-5 located at 17°E, and AMOS-4 now located at 67.25°W, provides high-quality broadcast and communication services to Europe, the Middle East, the U.S. East Coast, Africa, Russia and South Asia via direct-to-home (DTH) and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operators, Internet service providers (ISPs), telecom operators, network integrators and government agencies.
The company’s planned launch of AMOS-6 in 2015 with extended coverage over Europe and the Middle East, will further enhance its position as an emerging global satellite operator.
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