Spacecom and UkrKosmos are now offering satellite transponder services for content sharing to regional broadcasters in Ukraine.
The Amos 2 satellite has been retired.
Spacecom has announced that Amos-7 is now providing a wide range of TV and data communication services from its 4 degrees West hot spot orbital position.
A special committee of telecommunications company Bezeq has backed the continued use of satellite – and with it the Amos system – rather than alternative distribution methods.
Spacecom says it hasn’t formally concluded talks with the Chinese investors lined up to buy the platform, but admits there have been no recent conversations.
SpaceX is preparing to launch its first satellite since the launchpad explosion that wrecked Spacecom’s Amos 5 last September.
Spacecom has announced it is to procure a new satellite from Boeing Satellite Systems International in a deal worth US$161 million.
Spacecom has signed a contract with AsiaSat to provide new capacity at 4 degrees West.
The proposed $285 million sale of Spacecom to the Chinese-backed Luxembourg Space Telecommunications (Xinwei) is in doubt following last week’s explosion of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad.
Bezeq, the Israeli telco that runs DBS Satellite Services’ Yes pay-TV platform, has warned of a reduction in services if a replacement craft for the failed Amos 6 cannot be found.