RRSat increases African DTH presence with Spacecom deal

Content management and global distribution company RR Sat has launched two new Ku-Band MCPC platforms on Spacecom’s AMOS-5 Satellite at 17° East. RRsat said the two MCPC platforms, Ku-1 for west central Africa and Ku-3 for east west Africa, will complement its DTH business in sub-Saharan Africa. “The African market for broadcast television is growing […]

Spacecom’s Amos-5 goes live tomorrow

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has announced that its latest satellite, Amos-5, will begin commercial operation tomorrow. Located at 17° East, the satellite has pan-African C-band and Ku-band capacity. Separately, Spacecom has joined the Space Data Association, the organisation created by commercial satellite operators to improve the safety and efficiency of space operations.

Amos-5 makes successful launch

Spacecom, operator of the Amos satellite fleet, has announced the successful launch of its Amos-5 satellite from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Amos-5 launched aboard a Proton Breeze-M launcher yesterday at 11:17 GMT to its 17° East orbital position.
In the coming weeks, Amos-5 will undergo a sequence of in-orbit tests, after which its manufacturer, ISS Reshetnev, will officially […]

Amos-5 ready for launch

Satellite operator Spacecom has announced that the Amos-5 satellite has completed its test phase and has been transported to the launch-site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Amos-5 is scheduled to be launched on December 11 to the 17° East orbital position and begin commercial operations in early 2012 with pan-African C-band and Ku-band capacity. In Baikonur, the […]

Magyar Telekom takes more capacity on Amos

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has signed a deal with Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom to provide additional capacity for its DTH service, T-Home SatTV, on the Amos platform at 4 degrees West. The US$7 million (EUR5 million) agreement comes on top of a previous deal, also valued at US$7 million. Magyar Telekom currently has over 260,000 […]

Spacecom begins broadcasting new Croatian channel

New Croatian TV channel KLasik TV has begun broadcasting on Spacecom’s Amos satellite fleet located at 4° West. KLasik TV is a privately owned channel broadcasting that broadcasts localproductions including movies, documentaries, cartoons and television seriesfrom the past five decades to cable andDTH homes. Spacecom isworking with OiV Transmitters and Communications, the government ownedtransmission centre, […]

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