Arabsat, Globecast to offer new bouquet of channels in North Africa

by Adrienne Harebottle | August 5th, 2013

Samir Tizaoui, Senior Account Manager of Mena at GlobeCast

Arabsat and GlobeCast, a provider of media management and content delivery services, are offering new solutions for broadcasters seeking to distribute programming in North Africa. The collaboration will include GlobeCast’s teleport facilities, playout services, network and rich knowledge of the broadcast market, particularly in North Africa and will be carried on Arabsat’s BADR satellite at 26 degrees East. The goal is to foster a robust neighbourhood of quality channels for viewers in the North African region.

The initial rollout of the new service will include Algerian channels. Already, five channels have just been launched on this exciting new platform: Echourouk TV, Al Atlas TV, Dzair TV, Imed TV and Ennahar TV.

“Broadcasters have been hungering for a new opportunity to get coverage of the North African region,” says Samir Tizaoui, Senior Account Manager of Mena at 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 of Arabsat, adds: “We are very pleased with our alliance with GlobeCast, which brings the best broadcast solutions with a variety of options to our customers in North Africa. With our geographical expansion, we together with Globecast will be able to provide more alternatives and help our customers increase their reach.”

The channels can be received with the following parameters: position Badr 26 degrees East, 12303 MHz polar H SR: 27.5 Fec 3/4.

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