SatLink platform on AMOS-5 opens gateway to African content provision

SatLink Communications Ltd. is augmenting its presence in Africa with a powerful MCPC platform on AMOS-5’s Pan African C-beam

The platform will provide international and local African broadcasters with a robust contribution platform offering total continental coverage. SatLink’s ideal location in the Middle East, its added value broadcast services and playout solutions, and AMOS-5’s 17E high EIRP levels, make this platform a gateway to Africa for European, Asian, and American broadcasters.

From day one of satellite operation, SatLink's platform has had a Tier 1 broadcast neighbourhood including leading European, American and Asian channels. Prior to the deployment of the new platform, SatLink had developed a ground reception network at Africa's leading media centres with antennas pointed at the satellite ready for downloading signals to cable head ends, Pay TV operators, IPTV providers and mobile head ends to bring an array of entertainment, news and sports to customers throughout Africa. In addition, the company is offering a full complement of cost-effective and reliable playout services to clients utilising the MCPC (Multi Channel Per Carrier) platform.

“Expanding operations in Africa with our new AMOS 5 C-band platform together with our strategic location and our global satellite and fibre network makes SatLink a true Gateway to Africa,” remarked David Hochner, CEO of SatLink. Mr Hochner added that the platform takes advantage of AMOS-5’s pan-African C-band reach, enabling SatLink to meet the market needs of broadcasters whose operations are built around comprehensive continental reach.

In addition to the C-band MCPC platform, SatLink is the prime provider of satellite engineering services including TT&C and IOT services for AMOS-5.

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