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Arabsat & Globecast launch distribution platform in North Africa

Satellite operators Arabsat and Globecast have teamed up to offer teleport facilities, playout and a service provider’s network for broadcasters seeking to distribute television programming in North Africa.

The Algerian channels Echourouk TV, Al Atlas TV, Dzair TV, Imed TV and Ennahar TV are the first to be launched on the new platform via Arabsat’s BADR satellite, reports.

“Broadcasters have been hungering for a new opportunity to get coverage of the North African region,” said Samir Tizaoui, senior account manager MENA, 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, Arabsat, added, “We are very pleased with our alliance with GlobeCast that brings the best broadcast solutions with a variety of options to our customers in North Africa.”