[Satnews] Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT) will hold its eighth annual forum for satellite TV broadcasting on October 20-21, at Savoy Grand Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco, under the auspices of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of the Kingdom of Morocco with the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Communication, the Spokesman for the Moroccan government and number of Arab and international media figures as well as a number of Arab and international satellite TV channels owners and officials.
Eng. / Khalid bin Ahmed Balkheyour President and CEO of Arabsat expressed his great thanks and respect for His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of Morocco for His generous Patronage of the forum.
Balkheyour added that there will be many events and seminars attended by international experts in the field of TV satellite broadcasting , as well as sessions for direct dialogue with the participants.
Arabsat will launch its satellite, Badr-7, at the beginning of next month. Badr-7 is one of the newest satellites in the region, with a new area of coverage for Arabsat across the Middle East and entire area of Africa, with market specific spot beams across West and South Africa.
ARABSAT has served the Arab world for almost 40 years, carries over 450 TV channels, 170 radio stations and three Pay-TV networks in tens of millions of homes in more than 80 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the world