Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has been chosen to provide broadcast capacity for the 29th African Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament to be held in South Africa from January 19th. Spacecom’s AMOS-5 satellite at 17°E will transmit every single game throughtout the continent from all five South African stadiums in HD via its pan-African C-band.
AMOS-5 at 17°E has been a prime mover of African sporting events since beginning operations in January 2012. The communications satellite has transmitted both the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games from London to Africa, and the recent South African Super Rugby Games. AMOS-5 provides high-quality HD transmission of sporting events on both ad hoc and occasional use bases.