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Arabsat and ONT launch a Tunisian Platform on Badr-4

Khalid Balkheyour, CEO of Arabsat; Credits: ArabSat

Arabsat and ONT have announced the signing an agreement to launch a Tunisian broadcast platform on Arabsat Badr-4 at 26°E.

This platform operation will start by end of Q2, 2017  and will allow Tunisian and regional broadcasters to have a direct access from Tunis  to the growing 26°E neighbourhood with a coverage encompassing MENA and Western Europe.

“This platform is the result of the long term cooperation between Arabsat and the Office National de la Telediffusion Tunisien (ONT) which had started several years ago “declares Khalid Balkheyour, CEO of Arabsat. “It will enhance  our relationship with Tunisia where Arabsat is already present through our Satellite Control Station as well as the HQ of our strategic partner ASBU.

“Expanding our cooperation with Arabsat will enable us to meet our customers’ needs and position ONT as a true one stop shop. We believe the 26°E neighbourhood will continue its growth through the addition of exclusive TV channels respecting the traditions of the region” adds the CEO of ONT Mr Dhaker Baccouch.  ​

Rohde and Schwartz was chosen for the installation and commissioning of the platform with the most up to date technical specifications.

Original published at: http://spacewatchme.com/2017/02/arabsat-ont-launch-tunisian-platform-badr-4/

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