Gulfsat has signed a new capacity contract on Eutelsat 8 West A to serve the Middle East broadcast markets.
Gulfsat, a service provider and satellite specialist in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed a new multi-year lease, Gulfsat’s fourth transponder with Eutelsat.
Gulfsat already broadcasts more than 40 flagship TV channels from Eutelsat 8 West A, including MBC Group’s Al Arabiya news channel and Al Arabiya Al Hadath. The additional resources will support further growth at a key reference for DTH broadcasting across the Middle East.
Mustafa Mourad, COO of Gulfsat declared: “We are delighted to pursue our longstanding relationship with Eutelsat that over our five years of collaboration has shown its total commitment to helping Gulfsat grow our broadcast business through high-quality satellite resources. We look forward to further strengthening of viewer choice from Eutelsat 8 West A”.
Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, Eutelsat Communications CCO, said: “This new contract adds further weight to the strong partnerships that Eutelsat nurtures with key players across the Middle East. It opens the door to further development of premium broadcast channels at the 8° West platform whose proximity to our 7 degrees West neighbourhood facilitates Direct-to-Home reception of over 540 TV channels.”