Globecast and Arabsat bring channels to N. Africa

Initial roll out of services will include Algerian channels.
News, Broadcast Business


GlobeCast and 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. Five channels have already been launched on this 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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