Arabsat covers Africa
By Chris Forrester

Arabsat’s latest satellite, Arabsat 5C, launched in September 2011, is now covering Africa with a portfolio of Middle East channels assembled by GlobeCast.

GlobeCast’s channels, organised via the Arab States Broadcasting Union, takes the channels which are collected at the Jordan Media City in Amman, and uplinked directly to 5C.

Philippe Fort, Chief Operating Officer of GlobeCast says: “We are pleased to work with our long-time partners ARABSAT and ASBU on optimizing the delivery of this bouquet of premium Arab content to households across Africa. We’re looking forward to the bouquet’s success in this growing market.”

Khaled Balkheyour, ARABSAT President and CEO, said “Our partnership with GlobeCast has been strengthened with the successful launch of ARABSAT 5C as our fleet is becoming part of the global distribution network of Free-to-Air Arabic channels managed by GlobeCast, specifically the ARABSAT/ASBU Global Bouquet.”