Spacecom teams with Encompass for new distribution platform

AMOS-uplink1Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has teamed up with technology company Encompass Digital Media to create 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° West prime orbital position. Amos-6 is scheduled to launch during the third quarter of 2016.

Encompass and Spacecom will provide channels and other content providers with playout, uplink and European space segments. Spacecom has partnered with Satellite Mediaport Services (SMS), located in Rugby, UK to provide uplink services for the platform.

Marco Tinnirello, Encompass’ managing sirector, EMEA, said, “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.”

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.”

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