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 30 years.
Now one of the world’s top satellite operators, and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, Arabsat carries over 500 TV channels over 200 Radio stations, 2 Pay-TV networks and a wide selection of HD channels reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 100 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Central Asia--including an audience of over 170 million viewers within the 21 Arab countries alone.
Operating a growing fleet of owned satellites at the 20°East, 26°East, 30.5°East, 39°East and 44.5°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 launch of Arabsat's new 6th-generation satellites, making the Arabsat satellite fleet the youngest in the region.
This translates to unrivalled in-orbit backup, as well as more space capacity than any other player in the region for more TV and Radio broadcasting services, professional data network solutions, telephony & IP trunking backbone connectivity, and broadband Internet access to media and entertainment companies, corporate customers or government entities.
Arabsat also maintains strategic partnerships with most of the world's leading satellite companies and VAS integrators and recently acquired 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.