Arabsat teams with Globecast to launch TRT World HD from the 26°E neighborhood

March 02 2017

Arabsat teams with Globecast to launch TRT World HD from the 26°E neighborhood

PARIS—Arabsat, a leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, today announces that it has been selected by Globecast, global media solutions provider, to broadcast TRT World, the international news platform of Turkey, in high definition over the MENA region on Arabsat’s Badr-6 satellite at 26°E. Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, is the worldwide distributor of the TRT news platform.
Building on its existing relationship with Arabsat, Globecast is supplying global packaged services to TRT World for this project. The company is providing connectivity through its fully redundant fibre network and its Paris NOC, which enables the uplinking of the channel to Arabsat’s Badr-6 satellite.  
“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,” said Khalid Balkheyour, President & CEO of Arabsat.
With this new Arabsat announcement, TRT World will be able to viewed in the Middle East and North Africa.
"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,” commented Philippe Bernard, Globecast Group CEO.

About ARABSAT:
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.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.

For information on ARABSAT:
Please contact Saad Al Tehaif, Director, Public Relations & Media

Saadt@arabsat.com or visit www.arabsat.com

About TRT World
Being as the first international news platform of Turkey, TRT World aims to bring a new point of view to world journalism with its English broadcast streaming, rich news and documentary content and to be “global audience’s channel” with objective and courageous reporting principles. With its new point of view, it will be an international news platform that is putting human at the center of the news as a messenger of the positive change in the world and showing different sides of the same news. By incorporating screen faces that have experiences in internationally prestigious channels and especially by catching the developing technology, TRT World is among the live TV channels that broadcast through social media and internet
Addres:             Ahmet Adnan Saygun Cad. No:83, 34340 Ortaköy, İstanbul, Türkiye
Phone:             +90 212 326 30 00
Website:             www.trtworld.com

About Globecast
Globecast opens up global opportunities in broadcasting by making content distribution and management simple. Part of the Orange group, Globecast delivers tailored content management and delivery solutions to meet the needs of markets all over the world. For channels, Globecast provides media management and playout solutions as well as global content delivery via fibre, satellite, and IP. Through its fleet of SNG vehicles and production partners, the company also provides coverage of news, sports, and special events around the globe. Globecast has capacity on all the world’s major broadcast satellites, a three-continent proprietary fibre network and state-of-the-art facilities in the world’s biggest media hubs. Finally, Globecast has a content aggregation and distribution team that helps secure distribution on leading pay-TV platforms. Present in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia, Globecast offers simplicity, flexibility, and knowledge to the world’s leading broadcasters.