Amos 6 to Broadcast Ukraine’s 1+1 Media’s Entire Network
[Via Satellite 09-11-2014] Spacecom has signed a long-term agreement with Ukraine’s 1+1 Media for the broadcast of its channels on the Amos 6 satellite. From the 4 degrees west orbital position, Spacecom’s satellite will provide satellite broadcast services for 1+1 Media’s entire network over its Ku-band pan-European transponders. After its scheduled launch in 2015, Amos 6 will broadcast all the network’s channels throughout Ukraine and Europe.
Amos 6 will offer 39 Ku-band segments and 24 Ka-band beams. Larger and more powerful than Amos 2 and Amos 3 combined, which are also at the 4 degrees west orbital position, Amos 6 will have a 16-year scheduled life span, and expand territories under current service by adding Western Europe and multi-beam coverage over parts of Africa to the company’s existing Central and Eastern Europe and Middle East footprint.
This is not the first Ukrainian customer for the Amos satellite fleet. The operator currently supports a robust Ukrainian neighborhood including channels from the Inter Media Group, MTV Ukraine, STB and the Direct-to-Home (DTH) operator Xtra TV.