ViewMedia to launch digital broadcast platform in West Africa
20 September 2019
UK-based content distributor ViewMedia will launch a new digital broadcast platform on the Amos-17 communication satellite located at the 17 degrees east orbital position above Africa. ViewMedia's platform on Amos-17's Ku-Band frequency will provide DVBS-2 broadcast services to West Africa for a primarily Francophone audience. Spacecom is partnering with Satellite Mediaport Services (SMS), located in Rugby, UK to provide uplink services for the platform.
ViewMedia is an established operator in the global broadcast and transmission services industry. Its infrastructure provides digital satellite services to broadcasters in the Middle East, North and sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. The Ku-Band platform on Amos-17 will allow broadcasters to distribute video content easily to the French-speaking region.