Dish Media Network operates Dishhome, a DTH pay TV offering with nationwide coverage. The service plans to expand its offering, adding more HD channels and launching UHD services. Dishhome’s capacity on Amos-4 is contracted for the satellite’s lifetime.
Amos-4’s eight Ku-band transponders of 108 MHz and four high-power Ka-band transponders of 216MHz, each with steerable beams, provide coverage for broadcasters in the Asian, African and Middle Eastern regions.
Dish Media Network CEO Sudeep Acharya said, “The significant growth of our broadcast operations is directly related to our long-term partnership with Spacecom and the capabilities of its Amos-4 satellite. Dishhome is now able to offer better quality content as well as higher quality broadcast to improve our customers’ viewing experience and propel us to substantial growth.”
David Pollack, Spacecom president and CEO, said, “Our continuing and growing relationship with Dishhome is a testament to the satellite’s technical prowess and our team’s service-oriented approach. From Amos-4’s 65° East position, Spacecom is able to meet their current and future needs for powerful and clear satellite signals upon which they can increase their services and subscriber base.”
Spacecom previously announced an extension of its deal with Dish Media Network last May.
Spacecom, whose core position is 4° West, has commissioned a new satellite, Amos-17, to expand its reach in the growing African market from the 17° East orbital slot.