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Azercosmos signs agreement with Prime African Media Systems

(28 July 2020 - Azercosmos) Azercosmos has signed a cooperation agreement with Canada’s Prime African Media Systems company. Prime African Media Systems operates in the field of telecommunications, providing satellite solutions and teleport services.

According to the agreement, Prime African Media Systems will broadcast ATN TV in the West African region using the capacity of Azerspace-2 satellite.

"Thanks to the infrastructure capabilities of Prime African Media Systems, we will provide innovative satellite solutions to difficult geographical locations in the African region," said Mark Guthrie, Chief Commercial Officer at Azercosmos.

"This is a great opportunity for us to project and present the African stories from the African perspective. The options are limitless for us to educate, elevate and empower African generations through this satellite solution from Azercosmos" said Victory Khan, Technical Director at Prime African Media Systems.

About Azercosmos

Azercosmos is the premier satellite operator in the South Caucasus. Azerspace-1, the telecommunication satellite operated by Azercosmos, provides highly-reliable broadband and broadcast solutions to its customers in Europe, Africa, Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The satellite was launched in February 2013 and is equipped with 24 C-band transponders and 12 Ku-band transponders and is located at 46° East longitude. In December 2014, Azercosmos took over the rights to operate and commercialize Azersky, a high resolution (1.5m imagery products) optical Earth observation satellite and entered into the commercial business of Earth observation services, including Geo-Information services. The strategic development plans of the company included enhancing the coverage area and spectrum of satellite services. For this purpose, in 2018, Azercosmos launched its second telecommunications satellite Azerspace-2 in a geostationary orbit 45° East longitude.