Spacecom to provide satellite service for Africa Cup of Nations

AMOSThe AMOS-5 satellite features a fixed pan-African C-band beam and three Ku-band beams — all covering Africa with connectivity to Europe and the Middle East. (Image source: Spacecom)Satellite operator Spacecom has been selected to provide broadcast services on Amos-5 at 17°E for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which is scheduled to be held from 17 January to 8 February 2015

AFCON is Africa's bi-annual football championship competition, which is being hosted by Equatorial Guinea and organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Teleport and media services provider SatLink will provide C-band capacity on Amos-5 satellite to uplink coverage in high-definition (HD) from the venue. In addition, the company will also provide all ground services for the contribution of the tournament to Asia and Europe.

Eyal Copitt, senior vice-president of sales for Africa and Asia at Spacecom, said, “Around the world, sport events are popular entertainment. The AFCON competition is becoming more and more celebrated due to the increasing importance of African football on the world's pitches. With significant worldwide interest for the tournament, we are happy to play an important and central role in providing the most effective solution for this international event."

According to Spacecom, AMOS-5 satellite at 17°E is a prime mover of African sporting events. AMOS-5 provides high-quality HD transmission of sporting events on both ad hoc and occasional use bases, added the satellite operator.

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