Global Arabic Bouquet Television (GAB), which serves Arab expatriates and Arab-speaking people globally, has extended its 20-year partnership with Globecast, Arabsat and Arab States Broadcasting Union.

Launched in 2004, the GAB brings together a range of Arabic public broadcasters, including the Saudi Broadcasting Authority, Sharjah TV, Oman TV and Kuwait TV, into a single package distributed worldwide via satellite, OTT and now terrestrial platforms.

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(L-r) Alhamedi Alanezi, President CEO Arabsat, Abedelrahim Suleiman, Director General ASBU and Philippe Bernard, CEO Globecast

For the last 20 years, Globecast has been GAB’s preferred solutions partner providing global satellite distribution from its technical facilities across the US, Europe, Africa and Asia.

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The new multi-year agreement will see Globecast deliver enhanced services for GAB by adding terrestrial distribution to its existing IPTV, digital TV and OTT platforms.

Viewers can access GAB via Sling, Freeview, a bespoke application developed for Roku and operators across the US, Latin America, UK and France.

“The enduring partnership between Globecast, Arabsat and ASBU demonstrates how long-term collaboration and commitment can deliver outstanding results,” said Philippe Bernard, Chairman & CEO of Globecast. “This new agreement represents another important milestone in our relationship and we are proud to extend our cooperation with GAB to extend their reach to more customers worldwide.”

Alhamedi Alanezi, President & CEO of Arabsat, added: “By extending our agreement for another cycle, we are demonstrating our commitment to bringing the best quality Arabic content to audiences worldwide. We look forward to continued growth and success in the years ahead.”

Abdelrahim Suleiman, ASBU Director General, said: “ASBU will continue to help its broadcasting members build better exposure on the best satellite services, reach worldwide audiences and offer their content to Arab and Arabic-speaking citizens all over the world.”

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