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Israel’s Spacecom to Increase Capacity for Nepal’s DTH Dish Media Networks 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, has announced that Nepal’s Dish Media Network has furthered its long-term connection on the AMOS-4 satellite with a contract for more capacity. AMOS-4, from its 65°E prime orbital position, provides a wide array of satellite services to customers from South Asia to East Africa.

Dish Media Network Ltd. owns Nepal’s fast growing DTH operator, Dishhome, whose distribution network covers all of Nepal. With substantial satellite capacity on AMOS-4, Dishhome will expand service offerings, adding more HD channels and bringing UHD to viewers. Dishhome’s capacity on AMOS-4 is contracted for the satellite’s lifetime.

Dish Media Network CEO Sudeep Acharya commented, “The significant growth of our broadcast operations is directly related to our long-term partnership with Spacecom and the capabilities of its AMOS-4 satellite. Dishhome is now able to offer better quality content as well as higher quality broadcast to improve our customers’ viewing experience and propel us to substantial growth.”

David Pollack, Spacecom president and CEO, remarked, “Our continuing and growing relationship with Dishhome is a testament to the satellite’s technical prowess and our team’s service-oriented approach. From AMOS-4’s 65°E position, Spacecom is able to meet their current and future needs for powerful and clear satellite signals upon which they can increase their services and subscriber base.”

AMOS-4’s eight Ku-band transponders of 108 MHz and four high-power Ka-band transponders of 216MHz, each with steerable beams, create a powerful platform for Asian, African, and Middle Eastern broadcasters and telecom providers. Offering a wide range of cross-region, cross-band, and cross-beam connectivity options, the satellite provides extensive broadcast and broadband satellite services capabilities including DTH, DBS, video distribution, VSAT communications, and broadband Internet.

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