Rebecca Hawkes | 06-08-2013
Satellite operator Arabsat has teamed up with Globecast to offer teleport facilities, playout services and the service provider's network for broadcasters seeking to distribute television programming in North Africa.
The Algerian channels Echourouk TV, Al Atlas TV, Dzair TV, Imed TV and Ennahar TV are the first to be launched on the new platform via Arabsat's BADR satellite at 26 degrees East.
"Broadcasters have been hungering for a new opportunity to get coverage of the North African region," said Samir Tizaoui, senior account manager MENA, GlobeCast. "Thanks to our long-standing relationship with Arabsat, we are able to provide this opportunity to help broadcasters reach new audiences in an effective and cost-efficient way."
Khalid Balkheyour, president and CEO, Arabsat, added: "We are very pleased with our alliance with GlobeCast that brings the best broadcast solutions with a variety of options to our customers in North Africa.
"With our geographical expansion, we will be able together with Globecast to provide more alternatives and help our customers increase their reach."
The channels can be received with these parameters: Badr 26°E, 12303 MHz polar H SR: 27.5 Fec ¾.