Spacecom’s AMOS-5 Awarded Five-Year $5.9 Million Deal from East African Broadcast Provider14.10.2013
Contract Strengthens Spacecom’s East African Digital Migration Services Business
Tel Aviv – 14 October 2013: Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, today announced that AMOS-5 has won a five-year deal worth $5.9 million for providing broadcast services to an East African video service provider. The customer will use capacity on AMOS-5 to provide both Digital Terrestrial Transmission (DTT) and Direct To Home (DTH) operations for a digital migration project taking place in the region.
Transmitting on an AMOS-5 Ku-band, the broadcaster will provide both local and international content including news, sports, entertainment and family programming to the region.
“AMOS-5 is proud to be a part of East Africa’s digital migration movement. Our Ku-bands and C-band span the entire region, enabling us to become a central supplier of satellite capacity there,” commented Eyal Copitt, senior vice president of sales for Africa, Asia and marketing. “Delivering high quality service is what elevates AMOS-5 and helps our business grow. Given our volume of broadcast and data projects in East Africa, we are excited for the future.”
AMOS-5 was designed and built specifically for the African market with a pan-African C-band beam, three Ku-bands that cover the continent and provide connectivity to Europe and the Middle East. The satellite envelops every point 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.
For more information, please visit: http://www.amos-spacecom.com/
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