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Spacecom Secures Amos-5 African Capacity Contract

By Mark Holmes | October 14, 2013
Amos 5 Footprint: Photo: Spacecom

Amos 5 Footprint: Photo: Spacecom

[Via Satellite 10-14-13] Spacecom has won another capacity deal in Africa worth just under $6 million. The operator announced, Oct 14, that it had won a five-year deal worth $5.9 million for providing broadcast services to an East African video service provider. The customer will use capacity on Amos-5 to provide both DTT and DTH operations for a digital migration project taking place in the region. The broadcaster will provide both local and international content including news, sports, entertainment and family programming to the region

Amos-5 was designed and built specifically for the African market with a pan-African C-band beam, three Ku-bands that cover the continent and provide connectivity to Europe and the Middle East. The satellite envelops every point in Sub-Saharan Africa.