CABSAT: JASCO media city set to expand

Jordan-Saudi collaboration plans capacity for 18 additional channels.
Wajdi Alsharaiheh, technical team leader at JASCO.
Wajdi Alsharaiheh, technical team leader at JASCO.

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The Jordanian-Saudi Company for Satellite Broadcasting (JASCO) – a media city based in Amman – has announced plans at CABSAT 2010 to double its present capacity from 18 to 36 channels.

The facility opened on November 1 with 11 channels playing out initially and capacity for 18 in total. Now JASCO is in talks to expand this number.

“We will have capacity on Arabsat in the next three to four months which will add another 18 channels,” said Wajdi Alsharaiheh, technical team leader at JASCO.

“We are also building some studios which will open in the next few months. We can offer channels the full range of services including RF, muxing and graphics. We hope to find some new broadcasters during CABSAT as well as technical partners to help us throughout our expansion,” added Alsharaiheh.

JASCO currently has capacity on Nilesat broadcasting a number of channels including Al Athar and Nasem TV.

 

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