Arab Radio and Television Network extends Hot Bird™ capcity to 2020
December 8th, 2008

The Arab Radio and Television (ART) Network has renewed for a further 12 years its capacity lease on the Eutelsat Hot Bird™ 8 satellite . The new contract extends the relationship between Eutelsat and ART to 2020 and ensures that ART can continue to expand cable and pay-TV penetration in Europe and pay-TV penetration in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

Called Arabesque, and encrypted in Viaccess, the platform of sports, news and entertainment TV and radio channels commercialised by ART is available via Hot Bird™ 8 to almost 500,000 Direct-to-Home subscribers throughout Europe and the Maghreb countries of North Africa through a wide network of specialised retail outlets.

(Source: Eutelsat)