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Azercosmos and View Satellite Network announce partnership to provide services in Africa

(25 February 2021 - Azercosomos) Azercosmos has signed an agreement with View Satellite Network, which provides global broadcasting services for television and radio channels over multiple platforms worldwide.

View Satellite Network will provide digital satellite services in High Definition (HD) to its customers in Africa via the Azerspace-2 satellite.

The company currently broadcasts more than 20 TV and radio channels in West Africa and ensures easy distribution of video content to carriers through its high-quality infrastructure.

“This partnership will enable us to provide uninterrupted distribution of popular channels in High Definition (HD) to millions of our viewers, particularly in the West African region,” Chief Executive Officer of View Satellite, Maxwell Osei stated.

“View Satellite’s modern and high-tech broadcasting networks will guarantee customers optimal and efficient use of Azerspace-2 satellite’s resources. View Satellite’s will provide Azercosmos as a proven partner to our future endeavours in Africa” noted Mark Guthrie, Chief Commercial Officer at Azercosmos.

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.