France 24 secures distribution on Arabsat

French international news channel France 24 has inked a distribution deal with Arabsat, allowing it to broadcast, via the BADR-4satellite, French and English channels throughout the Arab world.

Already available in Arabic on BADR-4 since 2007, France 24’s three channels now become available to a potential audience of 160 million viewers from Morocco to the Persian Gulf.

With this agreement, the second major distribution deal in as many days signed by the broadcaster, France 24 will also increase its presence in North Africa by joining Canal+ Le Bouquet on Arabsat, following a partnership between Canal Overseas and the Arabic satellite operator. France 24’s three channels (French, English and in Arabic) will now be accessible to all subscribers of this offer in Morocco and Algeria.