Four new Yemeni satellite channels [Archives:2007/1076/Local News]

August 13 2007

SANA'A, Aug. 12 ) Yemeni General Corporation for Radio and Television and Arab Corporation for Seattleite Communication (ArabSat) signed on Saturday a contract to assign space for four new Yemeni satellite channels starting from next November in return of $ 2.3 million yearly.

It is mentioned in the contract that ArabSat would allow broadcasting Channel 2 of Aden, two educational channels as well youths and tourism channel as the first stage. In the last stage, the contract allows broadcasting a fourth one to be named.

The contract set next November to start the trail and next year to start broadcasting.

The chairman of the Yemeni Corporation for Radio and Television Abdullah al-Zalab and ArabSat executive director Khaled BalKhor signed the contract.

“The new channels would offer many jobs for graduates of mass media faculty, saying that they would promote tourism in Yemen and its cultural heritage.” Al-Zalab stated

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 30 years. Now ranked as the world's 10th largest satellite operator and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, it reaches millions of homes in over 100 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Europe.