Satnews Daily
November 25th, 2013

Arabsat—Confab In Jeddah (Event—SatBroadcasting™)

[SatNews] Arabsat is participating, as well as sponsoring, The Saudi Media Forum, which will be held from November 25th through the 28th 2013 in Jeddah , Saudi Arabia, with many specialists and those interested in the business of Media and TV broadcasting in the region attending the event.

Eng. Khaled ben Ahmed Balkheyour President and CEO of Arabsat.

Eng. Khaled ben Ahmed Balkheyour President and CEO of Arabsat, said, "Arabsat is keen to participate in such forums, especially in KSA that has a high distinguished position in the market of  TV broadcast and media in the Arab region and the Islamic world. Arabsat was the first satellites operator involved in building and operating the Saudi TV broadcasting platform in Riyadh in cooperation with the Public Institution for the audio-visual broadcast, We hope the platform will be the first step towards a real media cities in the future all over the main regions of the kingdom to keep up with the Kingdom distinguished economical, political and religious rank in the world."

Founded in 1976, Arabsat has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world for more than 30 years. Now one of the world’s top satellite operators and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, it carries over 450 TV channels, 160 radio stations, 3 payTV networks and wide variety of HD channels reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 80 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe—and around the world—including an audience of more than 170 million viewers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region alone tuned into Arabsat’s video “hotspot” at 26 degrees East.
Operating a growing fleet of owned satellites at the 20 degrees East, 26 degrees East, 30.5 degrees East and 34.5 degrees East, ARABSAT is the only satellite operator in the MENA region offering the full spectrum of Broadcast, Telecommunications and Broadband services. This capacity will continue to expand with the launching of new satellites, making the Arabsat satellites’ fleet the youngest in the region.

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