'Africa 24' launched exclusively on Arabsat
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, January 29 - 2013 at 10:58
- PRESS RELEASE
Arab Satellite Communications Organization announces that Africa 24, the news channel for Africa, already present in France and in Subsaharan Africa, has selected ARABSAT to expand its coverage and launch in French on ARABSAT Badr-4 at 26°E to cover the entire Middle East, North Africa and portions of Western Europe.
With the exclusive launch of AFRICA 24, ARABSAT continues to offer the best African programming line-up in the Middle-East and North Africa," said Constant Nemale, President and Founder of Africa 24. "AFRICA24 is completely aligned to ARABSAT Network's continuing commitment to offer the most attractive African programming options to the diverse African communities at the best value," added Constant Nemale.
Founded in 1976, Arabsat has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world for over 30 years. Now one of the world's top satellite operators and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, it carries over 450 TV channels, 160 radio stations, 3 Pay-TV networks and wide variety of HD channels reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 80 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe—and way beyond around the world—including an audience of over 170 million viewers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region alone tuned into Arabsat's video "hotspot" at 26° East.
Operating a growing ﬂeet of owned satellites at the 20° East, 26° East, 30.5° East and 34.5° East positions of the geostationary orbit, ARABSAT is the only satellite operator in the MENA region offering the full spectrum of Broadcast, Telecommunications and Broadband services. This capacity will continue to expand with the launching of new satellites, making the ARABSAT satellites' fleet the youngest in the region.
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