Advanced Television


Astranis’s space tug helps out Spacecom

A rescue satellite is being moved from coverage of Alaska to serve a Middle East operator. The Astranis craft had plans to beam broadband to Alaska but cut short by a solar array issue and is now on is on its way to a geostationary position over Asia for a very different mission. Astranis will […]

February 29, 2024

Rivada Networks wins legal action

A Washington DC Court has ruled decisively in favour of Rivada Networks in its long-running dispute with former partner Kleo AG. CEO Declan Ganley released the transcript of a legal action between Kleo AG which alleged defamation and was heard before the US District Court in Washington DC. Rivada has won the case. The background […]

November 22, 2023

Spacecom extends African coverage

The Israeli-based satellite operator of the AMOS fleet is extending services over Africa by working with Azerspace of Azerbaijan. Spacecom says it has signed an agreement to use Azerspace’s satellites to extend the geographical coverage of its services, in particular over Africa. Yon Rosenberg, CEO of Spacecom, said: “We consider the use of Azercosmos telecommunication […]

March 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Israel’s YES extends use of Amos 7

Israel’s YES pay-TV operation has extended its access to Spacecom’s Amos 7 satellite for an period from September 2024 to February 2025. The lease extension represents another $7 million of revenue for satellite operator Spacecom. Telco Bezeq owns YES but is in the process of switching away from satellite to an all-OTT service. Amos-7 operates […]

March 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

Spacecom tests Telesat’s Lightspeed demo craft

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has wrapped its tests on behalf of Telesat of Canada on its Phase 1 low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellite. Telesat has yet to announce who will build its fleet of almost 200 LEO satellites, although most observers expect an order to be placed this winter. The tests, conducted from Spacecom’s Teleport […]

December 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Spacecom claims record-breaking tests

Spacecom, which operates the AMOS satellite fleet, and Orbit Communication Systems, have completed a series of record-breaking performance tests of Orbit’s MPT30 and MPT46, multi-purpose, airborne satellite terminals. The systems successfully completed the trials via Spacecom’s AMOS-17 digital satellite’s Ka-band. Orbit’s MPT30 terminal delivered a 140 Mb/s+ forward link and a 40 Mb/s+ return link […]

December 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

Spacecom shares sale to 4iG wraps

Budapest-based 4iG has completed its purchase of 20 percent of Israeli satellite operator Space Communications Ltd (Spacecom) which operates the Amos fleet of satellites. “By Spacecom’s public and private share issue, the Hungarian info-communication company group can acquire a 20 per cent stake in the company. In the next three years, it can be increased […]

September 30, 2022By Chris Forrester

Spacecom agrees $1m claim against Intelsat

A long-running dispute between Tel Aviv-based satellite operator Space-Communications Ltd (Spacecom) against Intelsat and centred on an agreement between the two has resulted in Spacecom being awarded an agreed payment of $1 million by Intelsat’s bankruptcy court. Intelsat and Spacecom both operated satellites at 65 degrees East or nearby. Intelsat agreed to pay Spacecom $650,000 […]

August 22, 2022

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