Spacecom and Encompass Join Forces To Create New European TV Distribution Platform14.04.2016
Spacecom and Encompass Join Forces To Create New European TV Distribution Platform
AMOS-6 Communications Satellite to Host Complete End-to-End Solution
Tel Aviv & London – 14 April 2016: Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and Encompass Digital Media, a global technology services company delivering end-to-end video solutions to broadcast and digital media companies, today announced a joint new European TV distribution platform. The joint service will be distributed throughout EMEA over the AMOS-6 satellite’s Ku Pan-European beam from its 4°W prime orbital position.
Encompass and Spacecom’s shared initiative will provide channels and other content providers with a complete, comprehensive solution for all playout, uplink and European space segments, for a full range of media distribution services over the satellite. Spacecom has partnered with Satellite Mediaport Services Ltd., (SMS), located in Rugby, UK to provide uplink services for the platform.
Marco Tinnirello, Encompass’ Managing Director, EMEA, stated, “Our new joint TV distribution venture will ensure top of the line quality from both a content and communication standpoint. AMOS-6’s Ku Pan-European beam will enable us to bring new and exciting services to our European viewers and add more services to our channel, programmer and digital provider clients.”
According to Spacecom CEO and president David Pollack, “The addition of AMOS-6 to our fleet will expand the types of services and coverage we provide throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Together with Encompass, we will offer a complete solution meeting the needs of clients seeking a one-stop shop that will boost the types of available services for growing channels. Throughout all of the continent with a new Pan-European beam and with its HTS Ka-band spot beams, the satellite will take us into new markets and provide tremendous services to our clients.”
AMOS-6 is scheduled to launch during the third quarter of2016.
The satellite’s39 Ku-band segments and 24 Ka-band beams will provide a wide array of services. The new satellite will be larger than AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 combined and will incorporate new technologies such as High Throughput Ka-band spot beams for improved broadband internet access. The Ka-band spot beams will cover Europe and Africa as well as Ku-band technologies for new and existing clients. Its Ka-band beams have been selected by Facebook to be the satellite backbone of its initiative to bring broadband Internet to Sub Sahara Africa with Eutelsat.
Encompass is a global technology services company dedicated to advancing innovation between broadcast and digital media industries. As a leader in comprehensive, end-to-end video solutions, the company originates over 850+ channels in a variety of languages and to a multitude of platforms. Encompass captures, processes and delivers over 25,000 hours of premium content per day and distributes it in both linear and non-linear formats for its clients worldwide via satellite, cable and digital platforms from its eight facilities across four continents. In addition to the services it provides to its linear clients, Encompass’s array of digital service products provide non-linear solutions including content aggregation, VOD, CVOD, 24/7 streaming, event streaming, linear transport and stream origination. The company’s premier services include channel playout centralcasting for broadcast TV stations, transmission (satellite, fiber and IP), digital services, government solutions and remote/studio production.
Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 satellites co-located at 4°W, and AMOS-4 at 65°E, provides high-quality broadcast and communication services to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and 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 2016 with extended coverage over Europe, Africa and the Middle East, including HTS spot-beams will further enhance its position as an emerging global satellite operator.
For more information, please visit: https://www.amos-spacecom.com/
Josh Shuman, S&A Communications
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