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.
Spacecom is to be sold to the Chinese-backed Luxembourg Space Telecommunications for $285 million.
It looks as if Spacecom finally has a buyer. The Israeli satellite system was put on the market in December 2013, but only now has a taker been found.
Spacecom has announced that it is working with Hungaro DigiTel Kft (HDT) to bring coverage of Euro 2016 to Hungary.
Spacecom has announced that its new Amos-6 satellite will launch in May 2016.
Three weeks after its transponders went dark, Spacecom is preparing to declare the Amos 5 satellite a total loss.
Israeli Spacecom said it lost contact with the Amos-5 satellite on Saturday morning and has been unable to reconnect with it since.
Facebook and Eutelsat have announced a new initiative, using satellite to get more Africans online.
Spacecom is to provide SPI International with a full service uplink, encryption and capacity on Amos-3 a 4 degrees West for its HD and SD channels in Europe.