Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and SatLink Communications have been selected to provide Pan-African distribution services on AMOS-5 at 17°E for the Orange African Under-20 Football Championship competition. This is a direct result of the successful broadcast of the 2015 African Cup of Nations in January-February by AMOS-5. The current competition is being hosted by Senegal and is taking place March 8th – 22nd.
SatLink Communications, a global teleport, content management and HD playout services provider, is providing SPORTFIVE Africa, a subsidiary of Lagardère Sports and the European and African leader in the management of marketing and audiovisual rights for sports, with AMOS-5 C-band capacity to distribute the transmission in Africa.
“Transmitting sporting events in HD is a growing element of our business on AMOS-5 at 17°E. African sports bring excitement and value to the continent and to the world,” stated Eyal Copitt, Spacecom’s senior vice president of sales for Africa and Asia and marketing. “AMOS-5’s location provides our partners in Africa with unparalleled access to reach their goals. We are excited to once again be at the forefront of bringing African sports to the world.”