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Arabsat, BBC Team Up With Arab TV

By | September 4, 2007

      Arabsat will distribut3 the BBC‘s Arabic TV station to the Middle East, Southern Mediterranean and Europe, Arabsat announced Sept. 3.

      The station, which is scheduled to launch in late 2007, will reach 164 million viewers via Arabsat Badr-4, which is located at 26° East.

      Separately, Kosmas Georing Services and Arabsat have agreed to cooperate on the development of satellite solutions, the companies announced Sept. 3.

      Under a memorandum of understanding signed July 27, the two companies will be working to develop a system for On-Orbit servicing of Arabsat satellites. The program, called Hermes, will focus on extending the life of Arabsat satellites and allow them to receive fuel replenishment in orbit.