announced today that it will be supplying its Direct to Home digital system to MultiChoice, the leading South African broadcasting company. The scope of the deal was quoted to reach $1 million. Scopus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tadiran Wireless Communications Industries, a member of the Koor (NYSE:KOR) group.
The Scopus platform will enable MultiChoice to transfer 54 compressed TV channels via satellite from its broadcast center in Spain to millions of African viewers. Scopus is providing the digital broadcast center, including a series of digital decoders that facilitate the reception of encoded TV signals transmitted by the broadcast center.
The system will enable MultiChoice to broadcast to most of Africa.
Scopus specializes in end-to-end solutions that transfer digital video content over broadband networks. The company employs about 100 people in Israel, China, United States, and Mexico. Among its customers are firms such as CBS and SKY U.S., PCTV, PRAMER/Liberty Media in South America, the English broadcasting company BBC and Retevision of Spain, as well as telcos such as France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom.
Recently the company secured $17 million financing from Veritas Venture Partners, Polaris, Formula Ventures, and others.