Distribution - In Brief


On 11th March 2014, audience of the Eutelsat-Nilesat 7/8° West video neighbourhood breaks barrier of 50 million homes in Middle East and North Africa. Eutelsat announced headline results of its 2014 TV Observatory in the Middle East and North Africa:
•    Satellite reception continues to grow
•    92% of TV homes equipped for satellite in 2013 from 67% in 2010
•    Eutelsat-Nilesat 7/8° West neighbourhood confirmed as the first choice for multi-channel viewing, with an audience of 51.5 million homes
•    HD gaining traction: one third of TV homes now equipped

Globecast, global content management and distribution provider, and ARABSAT announced today that they have extended their relationship for the distribution of the Global Arabic Bouquet (GAB), a grouping of premium Arabic channels from the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) that has been made available across the world since the establishment of this relationship in 2004. Arabsat has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world for over 30 years, carring over 450 TV channels, 160 radio stations, 4 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° East.  (11th March 2014).