Satellite Communications Service opens Africa to DTH content.
July 3, 2012 -
Launched on Spacecom's AMOS-5 Satellite at 17° East, Ku-Band MCPC Platforms Ku-1 (West Central Africa) and Ku-3 (East West Africa) can be used for providing Direct To Home (DTH) content to Sub-Saharan Africa. This gives TV and radio channels opportunity to reach new audiences; RRsat is able to bring content from Europe, Asia, and Americas for DTH distribution.
|Original Press release |
RRSat Global Communications Network Ltd
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RRsat to Launch New Ku-Band Platforms on AMOS-5 Satellite Over Africa
RRsat's MCPC Platforms increase DTH capacity over Sub-Saharan Africa
AIRPORT CITY BUSINESS PARK, Israel -- RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industry, announced today the launch of two new Ku-Band MCPC Platforms on Spacecom's AMOS-5 Satellite at 17degree(s)East. These two MCPC platforms, Ku-1 (West Central Africa) and Ku-3 (East West Africa), will complement RRsat's existing focus on providing Direct To Home (DTH) content to Sub-Saharan Africa.
"The African market for broadcast television is growing rapidly," said Lior Rival, VP Sales & Marketing at RRsat. "Together with AMOS, we believe that with these platforms we will be able to provide leading TV and radio channels the opportunity to reach a continent demanding new television viewing. RRsat is able to cost-effectively bring content from Europe, Asia and the Americas for DTH distribution.
"AMOS-5 was designed and built specifically for the African market with powerful beams and superior coverage of Africa's largest markets. We are excited that RRsat has chosen to bring their MCPC platforms to our Ku-1 and Ku-3 beams," remarked Eyal Copitt, Spacecom's Sr. VP Sales, Africa, "DTH has tremendous potential in Africa. These platforms on AMOS-5 represent an important element of Spacecom's vision as we transform into a multi-regional satellite operator."
About RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd.
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) provides global, end-to-end, content management and distribution services to the rapidly expanding television and radio broadcasting industries, covering more than 150 countries. Through its RRsat Global Network, composed of satellite and terrestrial fiber optic capacity and the public Internet, RRsat provides high-quality and flexible global distribution services 24/7 to more than 630 channels reaching multiplatform operators, Internet TV and direct-to-home viewers worldwide and also offers occasional use services for sports, news and events with a fleet of flyaways and over 10 transportable satellite news gathering services (SNG) units. More than 130 television and radio channels use RRsat's advanced production and playout centers comprising comprehensive media asset management services. Visit the company's website http://www.rrsat.com
Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 satellites co-located at 4degree(s)W and AMOS-5 located at 17degree(s)E, provides high- quality broadcast and communications services in Europe, the Middle East, the U.S. East Coast and Africa to direct-to-home (DTH) and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operators, ISPs, telecom operators, network integrators and government agencies.
AMOS-5 delivers high-power C-band and Ku-band capacity to the entire African continent with connectivity to Europe and the Middle East. Along with the launch of AMOS-4 in 2013 with coverage over Russia and South Asia, and AMOS-6 in 2014 with coverage over Europe and the Middle East, Spacecom will further enhance its position as a multi-regional satellite operator.
For more information, please visit: http://www.amos-spacecom.com
Information in this press release concerning Spacecom is based on information provided by Spacecom and has not been independently verified by RRsat.
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