HISPASAT begins to provide telecommunications services from 74º West
December 21, 2017
The operator has transferred its satellite Amazonas 4, which will now be called Hispasat 74W-1, to this new orbital position.
From 74º West, HISPASAT will offer new services for Brazil and other South American countries.
MADRID, 21 December 2017. HISPASAT's Amazona 4 satellite has completed its transfer from its
original position at 61º West to its new orbital position at 74o West. This means that the satellite,
launched on 22 April 2014, will be the first in the fleet to provide commercial telecommunication
services from this position, after HISPASAT's Brazilian subsidiary, HISPAMAR Satélites, obtained
the exploitation rights in Ku band in 2015. In accordance with the company's satellite naming
system, the Amazonas 4 will now be named Hispasat 74W-1 (H74W-1).
The transfer process of the satellite from 61º West started on 29 November and ended
yesterday. Once the relevant controls have been carried out to verify the correct operation of
Hispasat 74W-1, the satellite will start its commercial operations at its new location. HISPASAT,
which has already made 61º West a reference position in the satellite audiovisual market in Latin
America, is now broadening the flexibility of its offer in the region through 74º West and will
offer new services for Brazil, as well as the rest of the South American countries, from here.
HISPASAT is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America,
where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. HISPASAT is a world leader in the distribution and
broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese content, and its satellite fleet is used by important
direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT
also provides satellite broadband services and other added value solutions to governments,
corporations and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is
one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main
communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.