Satnews Daily
November 15th, 2018

Africa Goes Big and Permanent... Selecting Globecast and Spacecom's AMOS-7 for Satellite News Gathering


These two companies will provide their expertise resulting in satellite capacity for permanent SNG (Satellite News Gathering) services for one of Africa's largest public broadcasters. 

The companies are Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and Globecast, provider of solutions for media, who together will provide satellite capacity for permanent SNG (Satellite News Gathering) services for one of Africa's largest public broadcasters. Via Spacecom's AMOS-7 Africa Ku-band beam, Globecast is providing a long-term solution for the broadcaster, the service began in September 2018.

Alan Hird, Managing Director of Globecast in Africa, said that they work with satellite partners around the world, providing the most appropriate capacity for each and every customer by working closely with them to understand their precise capacity and service requirements. Globecast is pleased that their partnership with Spacecom has been selected as the most appropriate in this instance.

According to Spacecom's Sr. VP Sales, Jacob Keret, who stated that AMOS-7's unmatchable power together with excellent elevation angle provides an optimal solution for broadcasters seeking efficient and reliable satellite transmission service. The satellite's capabilities allow this broadcaster to uplink HD-on-the-move all within one beam that covers all of Southern Africa. Our new contract as the satellite operator for permanent SNG services is another business development step as we prepare for the upcoming 2019 launch and beginning of services for their AMOS-17 satellite. 

Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-3 and AMOS-7 satellites co-located at 4 degrees W, and AMOS-4 at 65 degrees E, provides broadcast and communication services to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia via direct-to-home (DTH), internet service providers (ISPs), mobile network operators (MNOs), telecom operators, network integrators and government agencies.

With the addition of AMOS-17 in 2019, Spacecom will further expand its reach reinforcing its position as a leading multi-regional satellite operator.