Home ASBU achivements ASBU-ARABSAT Global Bouquet

ASBU-ARABSAT Global Bouquet


Arab States Broadcasting Union and Arabsat ,the intergovernmental organization and major provider of satellite communications in the Arab world,launched this project to provide its members with a packaged service for worldwide satellite distribution. For this global distribution project, Arabsat contracted GlobeCast, the world’s leading satellite services provider, to distribute a free-to-air bouquet to every major territory in the world.

  Arabsat/ASBU Bouquet

  Global Coverage

  Participating Networks

  Organizations Eligible to Join the Bouquet

  IPTV Services

  Joining the Bouquet and IPTV Services


Arabsat/ASBU Bouquet


The rationale behind the ASBU global distribution project is compelling. Prior to 2004 broadcasters would work independently with different satellite vendors and satellite platforms while attempting to reach the same markets. This in turn made it problematic for audiences to receive multiple channels via different satellite platforms.

The bouquet is serving the interest of ASBU members and enabling Arabic viewers to access multiple channels via one single platform and one receiver. The channels can now reach a wider multicultural audience of millions throughout the world.

Another major factor behind the project is that by consolidating global distribution costs, participants make significant savings. Grouping channels as one package is more cost-effective than separate channels having single feeds distributed individually.

The bouquet was launched on April 1, 2004 with the participation of 7 TV Channels and 14 Radios, four years later and at the beginning of 2009  this expanded to count 14 TV Channels and 26 Radios from the Arab region.


Global Coverage


Second Bouquet

First Bouquet

All regions covered by the First Bouquet
in addition :

Galaxy 19

North America

Hispasat 1C

South America

Asiasat 5

Asia

Optus Satellite

Australia&New Zealand

Arabsat 5C

Africa

 

 

 


 top of page


Participating Networks


North America only

Jordan TV

 

1

Second Bouquet

Emirates Media Incorporate (Abu Dhabi TV)

 

2

First Bouquet

Sharjah TV

 

3

Second Bouquet

Saudi Arabia TV (First Channel)

 

4

First Bouquet

Saudi Arabia TV (Second Channel)

 

5

First Bouquet

Saudi Quran TV Channel

 

6

First Bouquet

Saudi Sunna TV Channel

 

7

First Bouquet

Sudan Radio and TV

 

8

North America & Africa

Southern Sudan TV

 

9

Second Bouquet

Syria Satellite Channel

 

10

North and South America

Syria Drama

 

11

North and South America

Iraq TV

 

12

Second Bouquet

Oman Television

 

13

North America

Palestine

 

14

First Bouquet

Television of Qatar 

 

15

Second Bouquet

Al Jazeera  News Channel

 

16

North America

El Dawry wa El Kaas

 

17

Asia, Africa and Australia

Kuwaiti Television

 

18

First Bouquet

Libya TV

 

19

 


 top of page



Organizations Eligible to Join the Bouquet



All Radio, TV networks and channels may benefit from the global coverage by joining one of the two available bouquets, or one or more satellite according to their needs.  It is not mandatory for these organisastions to be ASBU members.


 top of page



 

IPTV Services


Further to the before mentioned services and to make the Arab Radio and TV Channels available to Arab expatriates ASBU signed an agreement AVA Telecom to deliver subscribed Arab Radio and TV channels to Noerth America via IP and WEB Services.

 

A special website www.GLArab.com has been designed to allow internautes/service subscribers access to the Arab Bouquet Radio and TV Channels either as WebTV , IPTV or Video on Demand. 

 

Agreement Terms


The main ASBU and AVA Telecom agreements are as follow:

 

- AVA Telecom is in charge of receiving Arab Bouquet Radio and TV Channels and of making them available in high quality IPTV bouquet.

 

- AVA Telecom provides at its own expenses streaming equipments and solutions and is not required in counterpart to provide material compensation to either ASBU or any of subscribed channels.

 

- Each third-party contributor of the Contents is solely responsible for the accuracy, reliability, nature, rights clearance, compliance with law and legal restrictions associated with their contribution, and Ava shall have no responsibility or liability therefore.

 

- AVA Telecom will regularly provide ASBU Directorate General with reports related to information and statistics about time spent by viewers around the world watching and listening to subscribed channels.

 

Current Subscribers


Service started with Arab channels subscribed to North American Bouquet and who requested to join the IPTV Bouquet and include the following Channels:

 

 Jordan Tv

 

1

Zweina Baladna

 

2

NART TV

 

3

Sharjah

 

4

Djibouti

 

5

Saudi ArabiaTV (First Channel)

 

6

Saudi ArabiaTV (Second Channel)

 

7

Al-Quraan Channel

 

8

Al-Sunnah Channel

 

9

Al-Ekhbaria Channel

 

10

Al Eqttisadiya Channel

 

11

Al Thaqafia Channel

 

12

Ajial Children Channel

 

13

Sudan Satellite Channel

 

14

Blue NileTV

 

15

Syria Satellite Channel

 

16

SyriaDrama Channel

 

17

Al Tarbaweiyah Al Soriya

 

18

Al Ekhbariya

 

19

Nour El Sham

 

20

Al Iraquiya

 

21

Palestine

 

22

Qatar

 

23

Kuwait(First Channel)

 

24

Kuwait(First Second)

 

25

Kuwait(First Third)

 

26

Al-Manar TV

 

27

Libya

   

28





 top of page

 

Joining the Bouquet and IPTV Services


For further information and to join the bouquet(s) eligible and interested parties can contact and send an application to :

ASBU - Arab States Broadcasting Union

Rue 8840, Centre Urbain Nord - P.O. Box 250 - 1080 Tunis  Cedex - Tunisia
Tel.: (216) 71 849 000 - 71 841 420 - 71 841 445
Fax:  (216) 71 843 054 - 71 843 101 - 71 843 303
Email: a.suleiman@asbu.intl.tn

 top of page