AMOS-5 transmitting Nigeria’s ACTV
January 26, 2015
Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, thas revealed that the AMOS-5 satellite has won a multi-year contract to transmit Nigeria’s newest Pay TV platform from ACTV (African Cable TV). From its 17°E prime orbital position, the satellite will send ACTV’s signals to viewers throughout Nigeria over its Ku-1 beam.
ACTV is a new digital pay-TV platform offering over 60 channels to Nigerian viewers. Alongside premium channels including Sky News, Nickelodeon, Fox News, Nat Geo Gold (National Geographic Gold), Fox Entertainment, Fox Movies, Fox Sports, MU TV (Manchester United TV), International World Drama and more, the new platform also offers an array of its own local productions, music, children and youth, news, sports, lifestyle, religious, movie and entertainment channels.
“ACTV is primed to become a force of change in Nigeria’s communications sector and Spacecom is pleased to be their choice for satellite services. AMOS-5 at 17°E reaches all of Nigeria with its strong signal. Our team business approach enables our ACTV partners to focus on their competitive advantages in the market,” commented Eitan Mesika, Spacecom’s VP Sales West Africa. “Since the satellite’s launch in 2013, we have enjoyed working with Nigerian clients and having ACTV is an example of how we are stepping up our strategy and moving forward in this fast moving market.”