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January 2nd, 2018

Arabsat's Board of Directors' Meeting Will Be in Istanbul, Turkey

Arab Satellite Communications Organization will conduct their 160th Board of Directors meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, on January 3 - 4, 2018, under the chairmanship of Dr. Nasser Al-Hujailan, Deputy Minister of Culture and Information in Saudi Arabia.

Khalid Balkhyour, the President and CEO of Arabsat said that this meeting will discuss the results of 2017 as well as the estimated budget for 2018. Arabsat is preparing now to launch two new satellites in 2018 to complete the firm's sixth generation satellites project, which consists of four satellites.

Founded in 1976 by the 21 member-states of the Arab League, Arabsat has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world for more than 40 years, operating from headquarters in Riyadh-KSA and two satellite control stations in Riyadh and Tunis. Arabsat carries more than 500 TV channels, 200 radio stations, payTV networks and wide variety of HD channels that reach tens of millions of homes in more than 80 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Europe — including an audience of over 170 million viewers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region who tune into Arabsat’s video “hotspot” at 26 degrees East.  

Operating a growing fleet of owned satellites at the 20 degrees E, 26 degrees E, 30.5 degrees E, 39 degrees E and 44.5 degrees E, 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 Arabsat satellites’ fleet the youngest in the region.