Arabsat, the communications satellite operator in Saudi Arabia is linking up with Globecast, the global solutions provider, to launch TRT World in high definition on Arabsat’s Badr-6 satellite at 26o E.

Globecast will provide connectivity through its seamless fibre network and Paris NOC to enable the uplink of the TRT news platform (from Turkey) to the Badr-6 satellite of Arabsat. This will further contribute to the distribution of the channel over the Middle east and Northern African countries.

Khalid Balkheyour, President & CEO of Arabsat, said that: “This new HD channel will further grow our HD neighborhood and reinforce our HD dominance in MENA. We are grateful to once again be working with our long-term partner Globecast for the distribution of a premium channel, which will undoubtedly attract a wide range of viewers”.

On the other side, Philippe Bernard, CEO from Globecast Group, is positive about the tie up: “We’re delighted to once again be teaming with Arabsat, our trusted partner in the Arab region, for this important project. We’re seeing a lot of growth in the 26° neighborhood lately, especially in terms of exclusive content. This region is perfectly suited to our customer, TRT World”.

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