Spacecom Adds Eighth DTH Platform on AMOS-5 Over Nigeria20.03.2013
DAARSAT Service Reaching all of Nigeria
Tel Aviv – 20 March 2013: Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, today announced that DAAR COMMUNICATIONS PLC., has recently launched DAARSAT, its satellite TV service, on the AMOS-5 satellite located at the 17°Eprime orbital position. DAARSAT is the eighth Nigerian DTH (Direct-to-Home) service on AMOS-5.
DAARSAT is now available to all of Nigeria as a stand-alone digital TV service. It joins fellow Nigerian DTH services Infinity and HiBand, among others, on AMOS-5.
Spacecom’s president and CEO David Pollack remarked, “Our partnership with DAAR serves as an excellent example showing Spacecom’s commitment to DAARSAT. The agreement secures a long and mutually beneficial relationship between our organizations for many years to come.”
He added, “We are proud to add another DTH platform to the AMOS-5 at 17°E neighborhood through our relationship with the leading communication group, DAAR COMMUNICATIONS. Delivery of high quality service on a powerful platform is what elevates AMOS and helps our business grow.”
The DAARSAT platform offers five consumer bouquets, including 30 various channels and includes features such as messaging, subscriptions, fingerprinting, and chipset pairing.
Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 satellites co-located at 4°W, and AMOS-5 located at 17°E, provides high-quality broadcast and communication services to Europe, the Middle East, the U.S. East Coast and Africa 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 launches of AMOS-4 in 2013 with coverage over Russia and South Asia, and AMOS-6 in 2015 with coverage over Europe and the Middle East, will further enhance its position as an emerging global satellite operator.
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