Spacecom’s Amos 5 To Broadcast Africa’s Premier Golf Tournament

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Amos 5 Coverage Map. Photo: Spacecom

[Via Satellite 12-04-13] Spacecom has been selected to provide broadcast services on its Amos 5 satellite for the Nedbank Golf Challenge, Africa’s top international golf tournament. The tournament will take place from Dec. 5 to Dec. 8, 2013 in Sun City, South Africa.

Amos 5 will broadcast the golf tournament, often referred to as “Africa’s Major,” on its pan-African C-band beam. The satellite was designed and built specifically for the African market with a pan-African C-band beam and three Ku-bands that cover the continent, along with providing connectivity to Europe and the Middle East. The satellite’s position enables its signal to reach every region in Sub-Saharan Africa.

“Sports broadcasting is an integral part of the services that Amos 5 at 17 degrees east provides,” said Eyal Copitt, senior vice president of sales for Africa, Asia and marketing, Spacecom. “Amos 5 is helping the tournament organizers meet viewers’ needs on the continent, as well as around the world.”

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