Spacecom provides East Africa with DTH + DTT Content


Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has 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 Digital Terrestrial Transmission (DTT) and Direct To Home (DTH) operations for a digital migration project taking place in the region.

Transmitting on an AMOS-5 Ku-band, the broadcaster will provide local and international content including news, sports, entertainment and family programming to the region.

In a separate article, Eutelsat’s Rodney Benn mentions that the African broadcast market is moving fast, with the launch of new pay-TV platforms, the transition to DTT and the emergence of HD.

“From our experience with analogue switch-off in European markets, we know that satellite is vital for achieving a fully digital broadcast environment: for delivering channels to national transmitter networks and for direct-to-home satellite reception of DTT channels by homes beyond the range of terrestrial networks or with poor reception,” Benn adds.