Advanced Television

Spacecom

Spacecom expands Maritime offering

Israeli satellite operator Spacecom, currently in the somewhat slow process of being 51 per cent acquired by Hungary-based communications company 4iG, has altered one of its satellite beams to cover the Indian Ocean and has tapped its first major customer. Spacecom says it is using its AMOS-17 craft and its Ka-band capacity and has secured […]

May 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

Israel delays Spacecom sale

Israel’s communications ministry is delaying – and may ban – the sale of Israel’s Spacecom satellite business. Spacecom operates the AMOS fleet of satellites and was in the process of being sold to a Hungarian company 4iG. Local reports in Israel say the communications ministry have declined to sign off the deal due to concerns […]

January 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Spacecom adds Kenya DTT from AMOS-17

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has won a contract from the Kenya Broadcast Corp’s Signet DTT service. Broadcasting from Spacecom’s AMOS-17 satellite, the Kenyan Signet DTT service offers more than 70 television channels plus radio transmissions throughout Kenya and into South Africa. Oren Tepper, Spacecom Global VP/sales, stated: “AMOS-17’s strong C-band HTS beams improved signal quality […]

November 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

Kenya Broadcast’s Signet DTT connects to Spacecom’s AMOS-17

Spacecom, the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced that Kenya Broadcast Corporation’s Signet DTT (digital terrestrial TV) service is now being broadcast via the advanced AMOS-17 HTS (high throughput satellite) digital satellite. Spacecom’s also provided an array of on-the-ground professional services that quickly and efficiently migrated Signet’s DTT service […]

November 3, 2021

Spacecom vs Intelsat gets heated

Back in 2013, Israeli satellite operator Spacecom (which owns the AMOS craft) and Intelsat agreed a mutually-acceptable frequency coordination of the pair’s various satellites focusing on Spacecom’s AMOS craft at 65 degrees East. Intelsat’s affected satellites were at 62, 64, 66 and 68.5 degrees East. Intelsat agreed to compensate Spacecom with an annual payment of […]

October 14, 2021

New owner for Spacecom

Israel satellite operator Spacecom has a new majority owner in Hungaro DigiTel (HDT). A joint subsidiary of 4iG PLC (75 per cent) and Antenna Hungária (25 per cent), Hungaro DigiTel has entered into a final agreement with Spacecom to acquire a 51 per cent stake in the company. Spacecom, listed on the Tel Aviv Stock […]

October 12, 2021By Chris Forrester

Spacecom, Get SAT sucessfully demo Micro Sling Blade

Spacecom, the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and Get SAT, a specialist in small, lightweight satellite communication terminals, have announced the successful testing of Get SAT’s next generation Micro Sling Blade Ka-Band Satcom-On-The-Move terminal on AMOS-17’s advanced, digital Ka-Band. The test was hosted at the SMS Teleport in Rugby, UK. […]

August 19, 2021

Spacecom, Yes DTH extend service agreement

Spacecom, the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has signed a two-year extension deal with D.B.S. Satellite Services, operator of Yes DTH in Israel. The deal, worth $14 million, will continue the DTH’s operations from the AMOS-7 and AMOS-3 satellites at Spacecom’s 4°W orbital hotspot. With this agreement, Yes’ order backlog […]

July 12, 2021

Spacecom invests in Canada’s NuRAN Wireless

Spacecom, the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with NuRAN Wireless, including a $3.2 million investment in the Canadian communications company. Spacecom is acquiring 9.3 per cent of NuRAN’s equity, subject to the contract’s conditions. NuRAN’s satellite-based wireless communications solutions enable mobile wireless operators (MNOs) […]

June 30, 2021

Hungary’s 4iG seeks Spacecom ownership

Hungarian IT and ICT company 4iG PLC has announced its first international transaction, which it says will allow the Group to continue building its telecommunications portfolio and expanding its space industry business. 4iG and its two subsidiaries, Hungaro DigiTel and CarpathiaSat, have entered into a preliminary agreement with Space-Communication Ltd. (Spacecom) to acquire a 51 […]

June 15, 2021By Colin Mann