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February 6th, 2020

Spacecom's AMOS-17 Capacity Now Being Provided for PanAcess' Nigerian Broadcasting

Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced that the company is providing Ku-band capacity from their AMOS-17 communication satellite to PanAccess for broadcasting to Nigeria.

Artistic rendition of Spacecom's AMOS-17 satellite.

PanAccess’ growing broadcast bouquet, originating in Germany, consists of dozens of channels and is broadcast free-to-air from the satellite located at the 17°E orbital position over Africa. PanAccess specializes in providing high-end, one-way or two-way, CAS and DRM security solutions around the globe and offers a seamless service portfolio for consumers using any device.

According to Roland Schlichting, PanAccess CEO, the company is thrilled with Spacecom’s response speed that enabled the firm to be on-air quickly and efficiently. PanAccess views the growth of the company's broadcast base in Nigeria as an important market and will continue to add more channels for these customers.

Spacecom VP Sales, Eyal Altshuler, noted that working in tandem with PanAccess, the company succeeded in bringing their bouquet onto the air in less than 48 hours after the firm began designing their solution. AMOS-17offers Ku-, Ka- and HTS C-band capabilities. The Nigerian market is now experiencing services and communications from the most powerful, technically advanced satellite serving the region. Since the start of commercial operations in late 2019, the satellite is already boosting Spacecom's business around the continent.