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Israel’s Spacecom Wins Deal With Nepal’s DTH Dish Media Network To Upgrade Capacity On AMOS-4

The AMOS-4 satellite operated by Spacecom. Image courtesy of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced on May 4, 2017, that Nepal’s Dish Media Network has furthered its long-term association with AMOS-4. Located at the 65°E prime orbital position, AMOS-4 provides Dishhome with substantial satellite capacity enabling the DTH provider to expand its Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) channel services.

Founded in 2009, Dish Media Network Pvt. Ltd. is the only Direct-to-Home (DTH) operator with distribution covering all of Nepal. One of Nepal’s fastest-growing operators in the broadcast and transmission services industry for digital television channels, Dishhome’s capacity on AMOS-4 is contracted for the satellite’s lifetime.

Dish Media Network CEO Sudeep Acharya commented, “This agreement will keep our growth trajectory moving forward and upwards. Our deep association with Spacecom’s AMOS-4 enables us to build out and expand our brand, further our strategic goals and strengthen our operations throughout Nepal.”

According to David Pollack, president and CEO of Spacecom, “This agreement with Dish Media Network adds strength to our position in Asia. AMOS-4’s power and focus on Asia makes it a prime choice for providing a range of satellite services in the region, as well as in East Africa.”

AMOS-4 has eight Ku-band transponders of 108 MHz and four high-power Ka-band transponders of 216MHz, each with steerable beams. The Ku and Ka transponders create a powerful platform, enabling a wide range of connectivity options to reach throughout the region’s vast geography. Offering extensive broadcast and broadband reach for satellite services including DTH, video distribution, Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) communications and broadband Internet, the satellite’s geographic position meets broadcast and broadband needs within the Asian, African and Middle Eastern markets.

Original published at: https://spacewatch.global/2017/05/israels-spacecom-wins-deal-nepals-dth-dish-media-network-upgrade-capacity-amos-4/

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