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March 24th, 2014

Arabsat—Technology Showcase @ Gulf Radio & TV Festival (Event—SATCOM)

[SatNews] Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) will be participating in the Gulf Radio & TV Festival in its 13th session from March 25th -to the 27th, 2014, in Manama—Kingdom of Bahrain—Arabsat will also showcase its new satellites during this event.

Eng / Khalid bin Ahmed Balkheyour, President & CEO of Arabsat, said, "Arabsat is always keen to sponsor and participate in various media events in the Arab world. Arabsat will be showcasing its new state-of–art  satellite Badr - 7,which is considered a breakthrough in Arabsat satellites that combines between satellite TV broadcasting services and satellite communications services.Badr-7 is expected to be launched next year on Arabsat exclusive Hot Spot 26 degrees East to cover the  Middle East and Central Asia. The manufacturing and launching RFP of Arabsat four new satellites, has been already posed in an international tender in the market , two of them on  Arabsat orbital positions, and the other two on Hellas-Sat orbital position, whose majority stake were acquired by Arabsat last year. These satellites will enhance and extend Arabsat coverage to include Europe, the Middle East and Africa."

For further information, please visit the Arabsat infosite at http://www.arabsat.com/