4iG moves forward with Spacecom acquisition plan

Hungarian telecoms and ICT outfit 4iG has struck a new agreement on the conditions for its planned acquisition of a majority stake in Israeli satellite operator Spacecom which operates the Amos satellite constellation. Via Spacecom’s public and private share issue, the Hungarian company group can now acquire a 20% stake in the Israeli company. Over […]

Spacecom sale on the rocks as Israeli minister flags ties to Viktor Orban

The Israeli communications ministry has delayed its sign off of the sale of satellite operator Spacecom to Hungarian IT and telco firm 4iG.  Announced in October, the deal would see 4iG and its two subsidiaries – Hungaroo DigiTel and CarpathiaSat – acquire a 51% majority stake in the Israeli satellite operator. 4iG agreed to invest […]

KBC turns to Spacecom for DTT service broadcast

Kenya Broadcast Corporation (KBC) has announced a partnership with Israeli satellite services provider Spacecom. The deal will see KBC’s DTT service broadcast via the AMOS-17 HTS (high throughput satellite) digital satellite. In addition, Spacecom has also provided KBC with on-the-ground professional services to migrate Signet’s DTT service to AMOS-17. KBC’s Signet broadcasts over 70 TV […]

4iG announces deal to acquire controlling stake in Spacecom 

Hungarian IT and telco firm 4iG has announced a deal to acquire satellite operator Spacecom. First mooted in June, the deal ses 4iG and its two subsidiaries – Hungaroo DigiTel and CarpathiaSat – acquire a 51% majority stake in the Israeli satellite operator The agreement sees 4iG invest US$68 million in the firm, and values […]

Spacecom extends Yes DTH deal

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom, owner-operator of the Amos satellite fleet, has signed a two-year extension deal with D.B.S. Satellite Services, owner of pay TV operator Yes DTH in Israel. The deal, worth US$14 million, will continue the DTH service’s operations from the Amos-7 and Amos-3 satellites at Spacecom’s 4° West orbital position. The deal means that […]

Hungary’s 4iG to take majority stake in Spacecom

Hungarian IT and telecom player 4iG and two subsidiaries, Hungaro DigiTel and joint venture CarpathiaSat, have entered into a preliminary agreement with Spacecom to acquire a 51% majority stake in the Israeli satellite operator. Spacecom, which is listed on the Tel Aviv stock exchange, operates four geosynchronous satellites, including Amos 3, which provices providing in […]

Novelsat and Spacecom achieve world’s highest spectral efficiency over AMOS-17

AMOS satellite operator Spacecom and Novelsat have announced the successful demonstration of high capacity satellite transmission with spectral efficiency of 10.5 bit/Hz over AMOS-17 high performance HTS utilising Novelsat DUET CEC (carrier-echo-cancellation) band reuse technology. The pair claim that this is the world’s highest spectral efficiency over AMOS-17. In particular, Novelsat modems established a symmetrical […]

Amos Spacecom names new CEO

Israeli satellite operator Spacecom, operator of the Amos satellite fleet, has named Dan Zajicek as CEO, effective from April 1.   Itzik Shnaiberg, who has served as Acting CEO since January 1, following the departure of David Pollack, will return to his deputy CEO position. Zajicek comes to Spacecom from Satcom Systems, owner of Gilat […]

Spacecom agrees deal with PanAccess for Nigerian broadcasting

Israeli satellite firm Spacecom has announced that it is providing Ku-band capacity from its AMOS-17 communication satellite to German broadcast services PanAccess for broadcasting to Nigeria.  PanAccess specialises in providing one-way or two-way CAS and DRM security solutions around the globe. It offers a seamless service portfolio for consumers using any device. PanAccess currently broadcasts […]

Shnaiberg in as acting CEO at Spacecom

Israeli satellite operator Spacecom has appointed Itzhak Shnaiberg as its acting CEO. Shnaiberg has been the company’s deputy CEO since 2008. He was a part of Spacecom’s founding management team in the early 90s, and spent a decade as the company’s CFO between 1996-2006. The appointment came after CEO David Pollack retired on January 1, […]

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