Founded in 1976, 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, it carries over 500 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. 

Operating a growing fleet of owned satellites at the 20° East, 26° East, 30.5° East and 39° 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 launching of new satellites, making the ARABSAT satellites’ fleet the youngest in the region.

Arabsat owns and operates five satellites, at 3 orbital positions, 20°, 26°, 30.5° East: Arabsat-5C (20°E), BADR-4, BADR-5 and BADR-6 (26°E), Arabsat-5A (30.5°E). 

These state-of-the-art satellites, now the youngest regional fleet over the MENA area, make Arabsat the only satellite operator based in the region offering the full spectrum of broadcast and telecommunications services. They provide the highest downlink power and the widest coverage area than any other satellite fleet around, in addition to enabling an extraordinary complete access to European markets. 

Arabsat also maintains strategic partnerships with most of the world's leading satellite companies and VAS integrators and recently acquired Hellas Sat, allowing customers to reach farther than ever and deliver content and state-of-the-art solutions.


ARABSAT Customers use its satellites for two main ranges of services:


• Digital Direct-to-Home TV & Radio broadcasting (DTH) An Arabic digital bouquet of channels to Arab viewers in  Europe, Africa, North & South America, and Asia

• Video Distribution

• Backhauling links from content-origination sites to multiplexing and uplinking sites

• Video ContributionOccasional Use: program exchanges and feeds, e.g. News, Sports, and Special Events 


• Voice & Data trunking

• Regional Telephony • Internet backbone connectivity • Data networks  

• Public/Government networks, mostly domestic

• Private networks, either intra-regional or domestic     


We are now closer to our customers with four active regional offices in Dubai (UAE), Cairo (Egypt), and Paris (France), in addition to our headquarters in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and two control earth stations in Riyadh and Tunis. Also, Arabsat now offers One-Stop-Shop services available by partnering with Media hubs & Teleports (Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, UAE, Kuwait, and Spain).

 For further information, please contact: Arab Satellite Communications Organization P.O. Box: 1038, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh 11431, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Fax: +966 1 483 0940 Email:  Internet: