Thuraya recognised as Satellite Communications Player of the Year at the ASBU BroadcastPro ME awards ceremony

by Staff Reporter | November 18th, 2012

(l to r) Mohamed Youssif, CEO of YahLive, Sanford Jewett, VP Marketing, Thuraya, and Khaled Balkheyour, President and CEO – ARABSAT

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, was recognised as Satellite Communications Player of the Year by the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) at the BroadcastPro Middle East 2012 Awards event held in Dubai on November 12.

Thuraya was given the award for supporting journalism on-the-move and providing connectivity to those who are putting their lives on the line to report on important events across the region. BroadcastPro Middle East noted the significant contribution of Thuraya’s solutions for reporters in the field including the Thuraya IP, which is portable broadband terminal allowing broadcasters to link up to their studios across Thuraya’s  satellite network using uplink/downlink streaming speed packages.

Thuraya’s Vice President of Marketing, Sanford Jewett, participated in the ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of the Company. Sanford Jewett said, “On behalf of our organisation and staff, we are truly honoured to receive this recognition for our work in the media and broadcast sector. In recent years, we have seen the face of journalism dramatically change and in response, Thuraya has developed a portfolio of mobile satellite products and solutions including our Thuraya IP terminal which enables reliable and secure communications for reporters to broadcast the news from remote areas and conflict zones.”


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