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Spacecom to broadcast Africa’s CHAN football tournament

Amos-5 satellite to deliver all matches in HD from 17 degrees East

Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has been selected to provide broadcast services on Amos-5 at 17 degrees East for the annual Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN). Hosted by South Africa, the competition will take place from January 11 to February 1, 2014.

Every game of the continent’s largest and most prestigious tournament will be broadcast in HD via the Amos-5 pan-African C band. The tournament will be played by 16 national teams at four sites in South Africa culminating in the championship game from Cape Town.

Amos-5 at 17 degrees East is a prime mover of African sporting events. It has transmitted both the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games from London to Africa, the South African Super Rugby Games and most recently the Nedbank Golf Challenge, Africa’s top international golf tournament. AMOS-5 provides high-quality HD transmission of sporting events on both ad hoc and occasional use bases.

AMOS-5 was designed and built specifically for the African market with a pan-African C-band beam and three Ku bands that cover the continent and provide connectivity to Europe and the Middle East. The satellite’s position enables its signal to reach every region in Sub-Saharan Africa.