Mauritania signs new transponder lease with Arabsat

His Excellency the Mauritania Minister of Communication and Relations with the Parliament Mr.Hamdi Ould Mahgoub visited the headquarters of the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) during his visit to Saudi Arabia, to discuss and promote aspects of joint cooperation.

This meeting was culminated with the signature of a new transponder lease contract on Arabsat satellite Badr-5 to broadcast the new Mauritanian television bouquet from the digital broadcasting platform, which will be build by Arabsat in Nouakchott.

His Excellency the Mauritania Minister of Communication and Relations with the Parliament stated that this agreement is a continuation of the unique relationship between Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania with the beginning of audio-visual space liberation, which we consider an important experience in our Media history in order to provide more freedom in this area. Here, I note the leading role that Arabsat has been doing in order to keep pace with technological development witnessed by the world in this field.

We are really honored that Arabsat embodies the success of the joint Arab cooperation, and we are willing to push forward this cooperation.

Eng. / Khaled bin Ahmed Balkheyour president&CEO of Arabsat has expressed his constantly delightness for this strong partnership, stressing Arabsat commitment to provide the best available satellite services to their customers and find the best solutions to their requirements through Arabsat integrated satellite fleet.

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 35 years. It carries over 450 TV FTA channels, 35HD channels, 4pay TV networks,. and 160Radio stations reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 100 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 26º East.

Operating a growing fleet of satellites at the 26°East , 30.5°East, 34.5°East and 20°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 satellite fleet the youngest in the region.

For mor information,
please contact Saad Al Tehaif, ARABSAT PR & Media Manager

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