Arabsat and France Médias Monde strike new deal

Arabsat and French overseas media group France Médias Monde have strengthened their strategic relationship with the renewal of the satellite distribution contract for broadcasting the France 24 TV SD channels and RFI Radio and MC Doualiya, owned by the group, on Arabsat Badr-4 satellite at 26° East, which reaches the MENA region and Europe under […]

Ninetnine launches FTA channel Helwa TV on Arabsat

Digital content specialist Ninetnine has launched live linear entertainment TV channel Helwa TV on Arabsat, the leading satellite services provider for the Arab world. The channel will be available free-to-air on satellite TV via BADR-6, which reaches 550 million people in the Middle East and North Africa. Operated by Ninetnine and co-owned by BluTV, Helwa […]

Arabsat announces Profen partnership

The Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) has announced a strategic partnership with teleport operator Profen. The partnership will see the launch of a TV bouquet that includes various channels on Badr-4 satellite. Commenting on the partnership, Al-Hamidi Al-Enezi, CEO of Arabsat, said, “We are pleased to cooperate with Profen to provide high-quality TV broadcasting services […]

TiVi5Monde taps Globecast, Arabsat for MENA launch

French international kids channel TiVi5Monde is to use media services provider Globecast and satellite operator Arabsat for its launch in SD and HD across the MENA region. The free-to-air DTH channel launched on January 28. TiVi5Monde, owned by French international network TV5Monde, is a 24/7 French language children’s network, featuring cartoons, educational shows, and teen […]

Change of management at Arabsat

Long-serving Arabsat CEO Khalid bin Ahmed Balkheyour has resigned and will be replaced as head of the Saudi Arabia-based satellite operator by Badr bin Nasser Al-Suwaidan, currently CTO. Arabsat’s board meeting last week selected Haitham Al-Ohali, Vice Minister at Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as its new chairman, […]

Arabsat orders new satellite with added anti-jamming

Saudi satellite operator Arabsat has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space to manufacture a new satellite, Badr-8, the first of the operator’s seventh generation of satellites, which is expected to be launched at the beginning of 2023. Badr-8 will be based on the Airbus Eurostar Neo electric orbit raising platform, giving Arabsat access […]

Football bodies identify Arabsat as source of BeoutQ broadcasts

Football bodies FIFA, the AFC, UEFA, Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, France’s LFP and England’s Premier League have explicitly accused Arabsat of transmitting pirate operation BeoutQ’s services. Following a report commissioned by the sporting groups from MarkMonitor, they said that beoutQ’s pirate broadcasts have been transmitted using satellite infrastructure owned and operated […]

Al Maghriba bouquet launches on Arabsat-5C

Moroccan international channel bouquet Al Maghriba has launched on the Arabsat -5C satellite, giving it DTH reach across Africa. Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT)-owned Al Maghriba targets Moroccans living outside the country with a bouquet wholly focxused on howm-grown content. The launch on Arabsat-5C gives the bouquet additional reach across Africa via […]

Newtec and Arabsat expand partnership

Satellite equipment specialist Newtec and Middle East satellite operator Arabsat have signed a new multi-million Euro contract, expanding their long-term partnership. The new agreement will enable the launch of new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services in the Middle East and Africa, including Enterprise and VNO services, IP Trunking and mobile backhaul for 3G and 4G […]

Talia launches uplink platform on Arabsat at 26° East

Talia, a communication platform provider serving the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas, has completed and deployed a new uplink platform, ready to host HD and SD channels with secured transmission on the Arabsat Badr-7 satellite at the 26° East position. Arabsat said that thanks to its satellite technology, customers will benefit from secure […]

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