Arabsat to exclusively distribute SPI International channels

Satellite operator Arabsat is to exclusively distribute three HD channels from SPI International in the Middle East and Africa. Arabsat will distribute HD and SD versions of combat sports channel Fightbox HD, factual channel Docubox HD and fashion and lifestyle channel Fashionbox HD from the 26° East and 20° East orbital positions. “We are very […]

Arabsat signs Badr-7 contracts

Satellite broadcaster Arabsat has signed contracts with Astrium, Thales Alenia Space and Arianespace for the manufacture and launch of Badr-7, the first of its sixth generation of spacecraft. The two contracts, together worth over US$400 million, will see the new satellite build and launched to the key Arabsat orbital slot of 26° East, delivering Ku-band […]

Mauritanian channels together on Arabsat

Mauritania has begun broadcasting a bouquet of channels on the Arabsat Badr-5 platform at 26° East. Mauritanian prime minister Mawlay Weld Mohamed Al-Aghzaf said that the launch marked the beginning of a process of upgrading the country’s broadcasting infrastructure by combining government and private channels on a single bouquet.

Arabsat on defensive over Bahrain pull out

Satellite operator Arabsat has criticised media coverage of Bahrain’s Radio and Television Union’s decision to stop broadcasting its bouquet of channels on Arabsat’s Badr 4 satellite at 26° East. Coverage has focused on Bahrain’s decision being a response to the transmission of Iranian channels on the satellite that allegedly incited sectarian strife in the troubled […]

Al Jazeera changes frequency to avoid jamming

Arabic news channel Al Jazeera has changed its frequency on Arabsat to 11334V in an attempt to combat jamming of its signals. Al Jazeera’s signals suffered significant jamming in February last year, and the channel responded by launching its services across various satellites. “We would like to inform our viewers of the new satellite frequency […]

Globecast and Arabsat begin GAB broadcast

Broadcast services provider GlobeCast and satellite operator Arabsat have announced that the Global Arabic Bouquet (GAB), which includes premium Arabic channels from the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), is now being broadcast from Arabsat’s 5C satellite over Africa. This satellite, Arabsat’s newest, was launched in September 2011. GlobeCast, Arabsat and ASBU’s partner for the worldwide […]

Dubai Media launches integrated bouquet on Arabsat

Dubai Media has launched an integrated TV bouquet on Arabsat’s Badr-4 satellite. Dubai Media will combine eight channels on a single frequency on the Arabsat satellite – Dubai TV, One, Sama Dubai, Dubai Racing, Dubai Sports 1, Dubai Sports 2, Dubai Sports HD and Noor Dubai. Khalid bin Ahmed Balkheyour, president and CEO of Arabsat, […]

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