Arabsat shifts Tunisian channels

Arabsat has fine-tuned its transmissions to Tunisia via an arrangement with the country’s Office National de la Télédiffusion Tunisien (ONT). The agreement, signed in February, sees the establishment of a dedicated Tunisian video platform broadcasting from Arabsat’s powerful BADR-4 satellite at its 26 degrees East ‘hot spot’.

The bundle is now ‘live’ and comprises Tunisia Nat1, Tunisia Nat2, Hannibal TV and Al Janoubia TV which will now join Attasia TV and M Tunisia TV in the Tunisian Channels Bouquet from ONT, via the 12,643 MHz frequency.

Transmissions are powerful enough to reach much of Europe and thus appeal to expatriate Tunisians living in mainland Europe as well as the rest of the MENA region.

“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 neighborhood will continue its growth through the addition of exclusive TV channels respecting the traditions of the region” added the CEO of ONT Dhaker Baccouch.

Rohde and Schwartz was chosen for the installation and commissioning of the platform.

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