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Q&A: David Pollack, president & CEO, Spacecom

Has IBC come at a good time for the electronic media industry? Why?

IBC comes at a good time for Spacecom as we move further in becoming a global satellite operator. In 2015 we are scheduled to launch AMOS-6 to the 4W orbital position where it will provide pan-European coverage by adding Western Europe as well as Africa, CEE and the Middle East. With AMOS-5 offering coverage over Africa, AMOS-4 providing services to Asia, China and Russia and the AMOS 4W ‘hot-spot’ for Eastern/Central Europe and the Middle East, Spacecom has expanded coverage areas and services to our customers. IBC is time to meet existing and potential clients and make news.

What do you think are the key developments in, or threats to, your market sector at the current time?

Overall, we see positive market trends for growth in the broadcast, broadband and telecom areas as well emerging hybrid cellular-satellite solutions. The continuing development and expansion of digital broadcasting technologies are driving forces for the satellite industry. As we expand the AMOS brand around the globe and work closely with telecom and communications operators to ensure their services are top notch, Spacecom is continuing to capitalise on new trends by expanding our offerings to enhance our clients’ values. The emerging hybrid broadband solutions as DTH platforms for pay TV are promising, especially as they increase the number of potential players in the DTH market. We are already seeing success with hybrid solutions and are looking forward to add more of these solutions into our business.

Why should delegates visit your stand at IBC?

The biggest news from Spacecom is AMOS-6. This satellite, larger than AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 combined, is scheduled for launch in 2015 to 4W. The satellite’s pan European coverage and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beams will bring multiple times more throughput than traditional satellites to enable broadcasters and service providers to re-think their business opportunities in providing various data services, including mass market broadband services.