RRsat’s MCPC Platforms increase DTH capacity over Sub-Saharan Africa
At the end of June 2012, RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. - a provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industry - announced the launch of two new Ku-Band MCPC Platforms on Spacecom’s AMOS-5 Satellite at 17°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.
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. 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.
“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.”