Hispasat's second American satellite, Amazonas 2, is now transmitting more than 200 channels, in particular 180 SD signals and 24 HDTV signals spread out across twelve transponders on the 61º West position.

The satellite contains a total of 64 transponders, 54 out of them in the Ku band and 10 in the C band. Its useful life is 15 years. It began services 18 months ago and the company assured that expectations with the satellite are being fulfilled.

The satellite's footprint only covers America while the sister Amazonas 1 satellite has one footprint also covering Europe. But the Amazonas 2 not only transmits TV channels as they are but also offers telephony and data services as well in the C band and in the Ku band.

One of the Amazonas 2 satellite's main clients is Telefónica's Movistar TV Digital DSL pay-TV TV platform.

Iñaki Ferreras | 24-06-2011