About

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1976 by the 21 member-states of the Arab League, Arabsat has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world for over 40 years, operating from its headquarter in Riyadh-KSA and two Satellite control stations in Riyadh and Tunis.
Now one of the world’s top satellite operators and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, it carries over 500 TV channels, 200 radio stations, 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 and Europe—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°E.
  • 500+
    TV Channels
  • Over
    200
    Radio Stations
  • Pay-TV Networks
  • 95+
    HD Channels

Operating a growing fleet of owned satellites at the 20°E, 26°E, 30.5°E, 39°E and 44.5°E, 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 ARABSAT satellites’ fleet the youngest in the region.
Arabsat also maintains strategic partnerships with most of the world's leading satellite companies and VAS integrators and with the acquisition of Hellas Sat, one of the leading telecom groups in southeastern Europe, These partnerships and acquisitions continue to expand Arabsat's reach with new orbital slots and frequency rights, allowing customers to reach farther than ever and deliver content and state-of-the-art solutions to any end-viewers audience or business partner around the world.
 

MISSION

Connect Arab societies and the world by providing reliable telecommunications services in harmony with Arab values and culture

VISION

To be the regional and global leader in the field of space telecommunications

ARAB LEAGUE MEMBER STATES

Arabsat is an Inter-Governmental Organization ("IGO") founded by the Arab League in 1976, with a paid capital of US$ 500Million, split among its member-states as per the following:
  • 36.6553%
    Saudi Arabia
  • 14.5885%
    Kuwait
  • 11.2785%
    Libya
  • 9.8074%
    Qatar
  • 4.6585%
    United Arab Emirates
  • 4.0455%
    Jordan
  • 3.8342%
    Lebanon
  • 2.4518%
    Bahrain
  • 2.0840%
    Syria
  • 1.9001%
    Iraq
  • 1.7163%
    Algeria
  • 1.6549%
    Yemen
  • 1.5937%
    Egypt
  • 1.2259%
    Oman
  • 0.7355%
    Tunisia
  • 0.6129%
    Morocco
  • 0.2758%
    Mauritania
  • 0.2678%
    Sudan
  • 0.2451%
    Palestine
  • 0.24465%
    Somali
  • 0.1225%
    Djibouti

board of directors

The Board of Directors holds meetings every three months to carry out its overall mission of driving the company global strategy and duties, and to exercise its power under Arabsat's constitutive agreement. The Arabsat board of directors secures, invests in, and maintains Arabsat space resources and implement the policies approved by the General Assembly.

The Board of Directors consists of 9 annually-elected members from Arabsat’s member-countries, as follows:
  • 5 members from the main shareholders;
  • 2 elected members from recommended users with the highest capacity usage; who have paid their financial obligations 100%.
  • 2 elected members from recommended users with the oldest membership record; who have paid their financial obligations 100%.

management committee

Arabsat currently employs elites within the industry as it highly believes in human capital. Working as a team, Arabsat’s management thrives to achieve one goal: The satisfaction of our valued customers under the mission assigned by our shareholders.
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