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February 4th, 2015

Arabsat + Media Speed Sign Contract For Saudi Digital Satellite TV Broadcasting Platform + More

[SatNews] Arabsat, and Media Speed Company have signed a contract for providing, installing and operating the digital Satellite TV Broadcasting platform in Riyadh, broadcasting on Arabsat satellites, designed with the state-of-art technology to keep up with  the rapid development in the satellite TV and radio broadcasting technology. 

HE Dr./Riyadh Najm President of the General Commission for Audiovisual Media and HE Eng./Saleh Bin Abdulaziz Al-Meghaileeth Chairman of Arabsat, Deputy Minister for Media Affairs and V.P for Saudi Broadcasting Corporation, Arab Satellite Communications Organization, Arabsat, and Media Speed Company have signed a ​​contract for providing, installing and operating the digital Satellite TV Broadcasting platform and more.

HE Dr. /Riyadh Najm President of the General Commission for Audiovisual Media stated that the General Commission is looking forward to the constructing of the Saudi Media Platform that has been authorized by the Commission on the date planned to enable Saudi TV Channels to broadcast from this platform as this project is an ambitious initiatives embarked by the Commission since its inception and with a view to develop the private media sectors in Saudi Arabia.

Eng./Khalid bin Ahmed Balkheyour President and CEO of Arabsat said, "We are delighted that Arabsat is the first satellite operator involved in building and operating this platform, hoping this to be a real start for building Media Cities all over the major regions of the Kingdom in the near future, as Saudi Arabia is highly ranked globally, economically, politically and religiously.” He also added that the value of this contract is about 10 million Saudi Riyals. 

Mr. Mofleh Al-Haftah Media Speed Chairman said, “We are happy and honored that Arabsat has chosen Media Speed to build the digital Satellite TV Broadcasting platform to broadcast on Arabsat satellites. We gained the trust of Arabsat because of what we have of competencies and expertise that enable us to carry out such important projects at the highest professional levels.  We have been keen through our offer to provide the state-of-the-art technical solutions and systems from major international companies to ensure the highest levels of quality and regularity of the broadcast to meet Arabsat high standards. We hope through carrying out this project, in addition to what we are doing now, by building the Saudi Media Platform (Shamas) to contribute in building a distinct infrastructure for the satellite channels operating in the Kingdom and creating an attractive environment for investment and new projects in the field of visual media.