Antech 7.3m Satellite Antenna installed at Hellas-Sat on Cyprus.

Antech 7.3m Satellite Antenna installed at Hellas-Sat on Cyprus

Skybrokers was contracted to deliver and install a 7.3m antenna at the Hellas-Sat Teleport in Kofinou, close to Larnaca on Cyprus. Hellas-Sat had a tight deadline for an urgent project and we ‘found’ an antenna that was ready-to-go. Skybrokers installed a new Antech 7.3m Antenna and commissioned it in a 5 week time-frame to meet the customers deadline. The customer was happy with the work that was carried out in a timely manner.

Hellas-Sat Satellite Operator is a premium satellite communications solutions provider founded in 2001. The company operates Teleports in Greece and Cyprus and owns and operates the HellasSat-2 satellite. The company jointly owns the Hellas-Sat 3/Inmarsat S EAN satellite with Inmarsat, and operates a payload on the Hellas-Sat 4/SaudiGeoSat-1 satellite at 39° East owned by satellite operator Arabsat and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST).

In 2013 Hellas-Sat was acquired by Arabsat, the 6th largest satellite operator in the world. Hellas-Sat satellites are located at 39°E orbital slot offering coverage over Europe, Middle-East and Southern Africa.

Hellas-Sat Consortium Ltd. (Hellas-Sat) is the satellite operator from Greece and the owner and a wholesaler of capacity and services of the Greek/Cypriot Hellas-Sat 2 satellite which was launched successfully on 13 May 2003 to the 39° E orbital position in the Geostationary Satellite Orbit. The satellite was controlled via two proprietary TT&C stations located in Greece and Cyprus. Hellas-Sat has its headquarters on Cyprus. In 2013 Arabsat from Saudi Arabia acquired Hellas-Sat.

The company has developed a network of strategically located teleport partners with DVB platforms, carrying over 100 Arabic television channels, including MBC and Rotana DTH platforms and IP-based services through its two fixed beams over Europe, and two steerable beams over the Middle East and South Africa. It offers high-power, direct-to-home transmissions as well as occasional video feeds and Internet access services.

The Hellas-Sat satellite fleet reportedly caters to an audience of almost three million DTH subscribers in Central and Eastern Europe, who watch premium satellite TV services from three DTH platforms, namely Dolce in Romania, Bulsatcom and others.