The joint service will be distributed from Spacecom’s Amos-6 satellite (4 degrees West) over the Ku-band pan-European beam.
It’s planned to provide channels and other content providers with access to playout, uplink and European space segments.
Satellite Mediaport Services Ltd, located in Rugby, UK will provide uplink services for the platform.
Marco Tinnirello, Encompass’ Managing Director, EMEA, stated, “Our new joint TV distribution venture will ensure top of the line quality from both a content and communication standpoint. Amos-6’s Ku Pan-European beam will enable us to bring new and exciting services to our European viewers and add more services to our channel, programmer and digital provider clients.”
“The addition of Amos-6 to our fleet will expand the types of services and coverage we provide throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East,” added Spacecom CEO and president David Pollack. “Throughout all of the continent with a new Pan-European beam and with its HTS Ka-band spot beams, the satellite will take us into new markets and provide tremendous services to our clients.”
Amos-6 is scheduled to launch during the third quarter of 2016.