Arabsat inks deal with ONT for Tunisian platform

To start by Q2 of this year with coverage encompassing the MENA and Western Europe
Arabsat and ONT launch a Tunisian Platform on Badr-4 at 26°E (Photo: Arabsat)
Arabsat and ONT launch a Tunisian Platform on Badr-4 at 26°E (Photo: Arabsat)


Arabsat and Office National de la Telediffusion Tunisien (ONT) have signed an agreement to launch a Tunisian broadcast platform on Arabsat Badr-4 at 26°E.

This operation will start by the end of Q2, 2017 and will allow Tunisian and regional broadcasters to have a direct access from Tunis to the growing 26°E neighbourhood with a coverage encompassing the MENA and Western Europe.

Khalid Balkheyour, CEO of Arabsat, said: "This platform is the result of the long-term cooperation between Arabsat and ONT which had started several years ago. It will enhance our relationship with Tunisia where Arabsat is already present through our satellite control station as well as the HQ of our strategic partner ASBU.”

CEO of ONT, Dhaker Baccouch, added: "Expanding our cooperation with Arabsat will enable us to meet our customers’ needs and position ONT as a true one stop shop. We believe the 26°E neighbourhood will continue its growth through the addition of exclusive TV channels respecting the traditions of the region."

Rohde and Schwarz has been chosen for the installation and commissioning of the platform.


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