A dedicated bouquet for Sudan on Arabsat

By Robert Briel

July 9, 2009

Arabsat says it is teaming up with the Sudanese Radio & TV Corporation to launch and operate a satellite DTH platform in Khartoum, Sudan.

The Sudanese Radio & TV will upgrade its Om Durman Station 2 uplink to be ready for the new Arabsat platform and prepare it for operation by the end of this year. The new platform will be broadcast from the Badr satellite at 26 degrees East.

Arabsat CEO Khalid Balkheyour said in a statement: “This platform will enable all the Sudanese channels that are currently being transmitted from outside Sudan, to be transmitted from Sudan within one Sudani bouquet.

This will also yield a reduction in operational costs while benefiting from Arabsat full coverage of Sudan through Arabsat Badr satellites on its exclusive orbital position at 26 degrees East”.