Arabsat and Media Speed to build broadcasting platform

by Clayton Vallabhan | February 4th, 2015

signArabsat and Media Speed Company have signed a contract for providing, installing and operating the digital Satellite TV broadcasting platform in Riyadh, through Arabsat satellites.

The contract was signed in the presence of Dr. Riyadh Najm President of the General Commission for Audiovisual Media and Saleh Bin Abdulaziz Al-Meghaileeth Chairman of Arabsat, Deputy Minister for Media Affairs and VP for Saudi Broadcasting Corporation, Arab Satellite Communications Organisation.

Dr. Riyadh Najm President of the General Commission for Audiovisual Media stated that the General Commission is looking forward to the constructing of the Saudi Media Platform that has been authorised by the Commission on the date planned to enable Saudi TV Channels to broadcast from this platform.

Khalid bin Ahmed Balkheyour President and CEO of Arabsat said: “We are delighted that Arabsat is the first satellite operator involved in building and operating this platform, hoping this to be a real start for building Media Cities all over the major regions of the Kingdom in the near future, as Saudi Arabia is highly ranked globally, economically, politically and religiously.” He also added that the contract is valued at 10 million Saudi Riyals.

Mofleh Al-Haftah Media Speed Chairman said: “We are happy and honoured that Arabsat has chosen Media Speed to build the digital Satellite TV Broadcasting platform to broadcast on Arabsat satellites. We gained the trust of Arabsat because of what we have of competencies and expertise that enable us to carry out such important projects at the highest professional levels. We have been keen through our offer to provide the State-of-Art technical solutions and systems from major international companies to ensure the highest levels of quality and regularity of the broadcast to meet Arabsat high standards. We hope through carrying out this project in addition to what we are doing now by building the Saudi Media Platform (Shamas) to contribute in building a distinct infrastructure for the satellite channels operating in the Kingdom and creating an attractive environment for investment and new projects in the field of visual media.”

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