GlobeCast and leading satellite operator Arabsat are offering new solutions for broadcasters seeking to distribute programming in North Africa. The collaboration will leverage GlobeCast's teleport facilities, playout services, network, and rich knowledge of the broadcast market, particularly in North Africa, and services will be carried on Arabsat's BADR satellite at 26 degrees east. The goal of this collaboration is to foster a robust neighborhood of quality channels for viewers in the North African region.
The initial rollout of the new service will include Algerian channels. Already, five channels have been launched on this exciting new platform: Echourouk TV, Al Atlas TV, Dzair TV, Imed TV, and Ennahar TV. The channels can be received with the following parameters: position BADR 26 degrees east, 12303 MHz polar H SR: 27.5 Fec 3/4.
"Broadcasters have been hungering for a new opportunity to get coverage of the North African region," said Samir Tizaoui, Senior Account Manager, MENA, at GlobeCast. "Thanks to our long-standing relationship with Arabsat, we are able to provide this opportunity and help broadcasters reach new audiences in an effective and cost-efficient way."
"We are very pleased with our alliance with GlobeCast, which brings the best broadcast solutions with a variety of options to our customers in North Africa," said Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO of Arabsat. "With our geographical expansion, we will be able, together with GlobeCast, to provide more alternatives and help our customers increase their reach."
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About Arabsat (www.arabsat.com)
Founded in 1976 by the 21 member-states of the Arab League, Arabsat has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world for more than 35 years. Now one of the world's top satellite operators, and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, Arabsat carries more than 400 TV channels and 160 radio stations, reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 100 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Central Asia. Operating a growing fleet of owned satellites at the 20 degrees east, 26 degrees east, and 30.5 degrees east positions of the geostationary orbit, Arabsat is the only satellite operator in the MENA region offering the full spectrum of broadcast, telecommunications, and broadband services.
About GlobeCast (www.globecast.com)
A subsidiary of Orange, GlobeCast is a leading provider of media management and global content delivery services for broadcasters and content creators. With a secure fiber and satellite network connected to dozens of teleports, technical operations centers, and points-of-presence worldwide, GlobeCast manages and transports millions of hours of video and other rich media each year. An integrator of audiovisual technology and a full service provider, GlobeCast works with all the actors in the audiovisual chain from production companies to broadcasters, retail organizations, cinema chains, and more. The company provides on-site service from major news and sporting events for coverage in SD, HD, or even 3D. Present in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia, GlobeCast is also an expert in international television markets, and works with new and established broadcasters to reach and secure distribution with leading pay-TV operators around the world.