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Ukraine’s first 4K TV channel broadcast via Spacecom’s AMOS-7

(6 February 2019 - Spacecom) Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, today announced its AMOS-7 communication satellite is broadcasting the Ukraine’s first ever 4K TV channel.

Nashe Media Group’s #NASHE HDR channel is being broadcast throughout the entire country by Ukrainian operator UkrKosmos. Following on the new channel’s success, Nashe is planning a Spring 2019 launch of a second 4K channel, ETNO.

According to Andriy Verkholyak, Director Nashe Media Group, “The success and positive reception by consumers of our 4K channel #NASHE HDR is exciting. As a relatively new player in the Ukrainian market, we are here to prove that we are market movers and by investing in 4K TV, we have proved that viewers are ready for this new technology. Working together with UkrKosmos and Spacecom is the correct decision and we are already planning for more 4K channels. We look forward to more growth with Spacecom as our satellite communications partner."

Jehuda Amir, VP Sales CIS at Spacecom: “4K television is a growth point for TV business and a must-have feature in the premium segment. I am very pleased that the first Ukrainian 4K channel is now broadcasting from our satellite. One factor holding back 4K growth is that they require large capacity, which has been expensive. Spacecom’s intensified efforts in developing satellite technologies to provide TV channels with sufficient capacity at a reasonable price have succeeded. Nashe Media Group’s channel on AMOS-7 proves this.”

About Spacecom

Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-3 and AMOS-7 satellites co-located at 4°W, and AMOS-4 at 65°E, provides high-quality broadcast and communication services to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia via direct-to-home (DTH) operators, Internet service providers (ISPs), telecom and MNO operators, network integrators and government agencies.

With the addition of AMOS-17 later in 2019, Spacecom will further expand its reach reinforcing its position as a leading multi-regional satellite operator.