RRsat to launch new Ku-Band platforms on AMOS-5 satellite over Africa

Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 25-06-2012

RRsat has launched two new Ku-Band MCPC platforms on Spacecom's AMOS-5 Satellite at 17 degrees East.

The 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.

"The African market for broadcast television is growing rapidly," said Lior Rival, VP of 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.

Eyal Copitt, Spacecom's senior VP of sales, Africa, said: "We are excited that RRsat has chosen to bring their MCPC platforms to our Ku-1 and Ku-3 beams.

"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."