VIEWMEDIA to Establish Digital Broadcast Platform to West Africa on Spacecom’s AMOS-1714.09.2019
UK-based Media Content Distributor to Use AMOS-17’s KU-Band
Amsterdam – 14 September 2019: Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, today announced that ViewMedia, the new commercial name of Viewsat the UK-based media content distributor, will launch a new digital broadcast platform on the AMOS-17 communication satellite located at the 17°E orbital position above Africa. ViewMedia’s platform on AMOS-17’s KU-Band frequency will provide DVBS-2 broadcast services to West Africa for a primarily Francophone audience. Spacecom is partnering with Satellite Mediaport Services Ltd. (SMS), located in Rugby, U.K. to provide uplink services for the platform.
ViewMedia is an established operator within the global broadcast and transmission services industry. Its high-quality infrastructure provides digital satellite services to broadcasters in the Middle East, North and sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. The KU-Band platform on AMOS-17 will allow broadcasters to distribute video content easily to the French speaking region.
Safia Rana, ViewMedia’s Commercial Director stated, “This is a significant moment for West African broadcasters. Our newest platform will provide an important service to television viewers throughout the region. AMOS-17’s technology is top-of-the-line, enabling us to offer additional and improved services.”
Ido Ginsburg, VP Sales North America, UK & Nordic at Spacecom commented “AMOS-17’s KU-band capacity is the perfect answer for Africa’s growing French speaking broadcast market. With its powerful signal, the satellite will enable ViewMedia’s platform to answer the demands of television viewers in urban as well as rural and other low-density population areas. Spacecom is energized to take a greater role in the African market and we look forward to many exciting years providing our customers with the best possible solutions.”
Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-3 and AMOS-7 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.
With the newly launched AMOS-17, which is scheduled to enter commercial service later in 2019, Spacecom’s reach will further expand to reinforce the company’s position as a leading multi-regional satellite operator.
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Josh Shuman, S&A Communications