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Nepal's DTH Dish Media Networks adds to capacity on AMOS-4 satellite

(2 January 2018 - Spacecom) Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, today announced that Nepal's Dish Media Network has furthered its long-term connection on the AMOS-4 satellite with a contract for more capacity. AMOS-4, from its 65°E prime orbital position, provides a wide array of satellite services to customers from South Asia to East Africa.

Dish Media Network Ltd. owns Nepal's fast growing DTH operator, Dishhome, whose distribution network covers all of Nepal. With substantial satellite capacity on AMOS-4, Dishhome will expand service offerings, adding more HD channels and bringing UHD to viewers. Dishhome's capacity on AMOS-4 is contracted for the satellite's lifetime.

Dish Media Network CEO Sudeep Acharya commented, "The significant growth of our broadcast operations is directly related to our long-term partnership with Spacecom and the capabilities of its AMOS-4 satellite. Dishhome is now able to offer better quality content as well as higher quality broadcast to improve our customers' viewing experience and propel us to substantial growth."

David Pollack, Spacecom president & CEO, remarked, "Our continuing and growing relationship with Dishhome is a testament to the satellite's technical prowess and our team's service-oriented approach. From AMOS-4's 65°E position, Spacecom is able to meet their current and future needs for powerful and clear satellite signals upon which they can increase their services and subscriber base."

AMOS-4's eight Ku-band transponders of 108 MHz and four high-power Ka-band transponders of 216MHz, each with steerable beams, create a powerful platform for Asian, African and Middle Eastern broadcasters and telecom providers. Offering a wide range of cross-region, cross-band and cross-beam connectivity options, the satellite provides extensive broadcast and broadband satellite services capabilities including DTH, DBS, video distribution, VSAT communications and broadband Internet.

About Spacecom

Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-7 and AMOS-3 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) and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operators, Internet service providers (ISPs), telecom operators, network integrators and government agencies.

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