Founded in 1976 by the 21 member-states of the Arab League, Arabsat has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world
for over 40 years, operating from its headquarter in Riyadh-KSA and two Satellite control stations in Riyadh and Tunis.
Now one of the world’s top satellite operators, and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world operating from its headquarter in Riyadh, Arabsat carries over 500 TV channels over 200 Radio stations, pay-tv networks and a wide selection of HD channels reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 100 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Central Asia— 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° E.
Operating a growing fleet of owned satellites at the 20°E, 26°E, 30.5°E, 39°E and 44.5°E positions of the geostationary orbit controlled by, 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 launch of Arabsat’s new 6th generation satellites, making the Arabsat satellite fleet the youngest in the region.