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Arabsat 5A & COMS
Liftoff is set for Saturday, June 26, 2010
....................... Kourou, French Guiana
In the two synchronized sequences performed during the launch countdown on Thursday, June 24, an atypical pressure value was observed in the pressurization system of Ariane 5’s cryogenic main stage.
After precise analysis of this phenomenon, and complementary checks were carried out, Arianespace has decided to resume final countdown operations for Flight 195 with the Arabsat-5A and COMS satellite payloads.
Liftoff of the Ariane 5 launcher is now set for the night of Saturday, June 26, as early as possible in the following launch window:
* From 18:41 to 19:52
..local time in Kourou, French Guiana
* From 17:41 to 18:52 in Washington, D.C.
* From 21:41 to 22:52 UTC.
* From 23:41 to 00:52
..in Paris, on June 26/27.
* From 00:41 to 01:52
...in Riyadh, on June 27.
* From 06:41 to 07:52
...in Seoul, on June 27.
Live webcasting start 20 minutes before lift-off.
Video WebCasting will be available in FlashMedia and WindowsMedia formats.
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H.H. Sheikh Hasher
Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum
Opens CABSAT MENA
And Satellite MENA
Middle East’s Premier Exhibition for Digital Media, Broadcasting and Satellite Industries Welcomes more than 700 Companies from over 50 Countries
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – Mar 02, 2010 – H.H. Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, director general, Dubai Department of Information opened the 16th edition of CABSAT MENA and the 2nd Satellite MENA exhibitions at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) this morning, launching three days of power-packed business development and knowledge exchange.
With between 60 and 70 percent of homes throughout the Middle East having access to multi-channel TV, according to research by BuddeComm, and the satellite capacity leasing market growing at an annual rate of more than four percent, both shows encapsulate a growth market, especially in the Middle East and North Africa regions.
More than 700 companies from across over 50 countries, including 11 national pavilions, will be showcasing the latest products in the broadcasting, digital media and satellite market as they look to capitalise on this potential.
“We are delighted that H.H. Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum has offered his support to CABSAT MENA and Satellite MENA,” said Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO, Dubai World Trade Centre. “There is a great deal of international focus on the Middle East broadcasting, digital media and satellite industries as the region is one of the most buoyant in the world. We welcome a vast array of companies from all over to Dubai to create new business opportunities and explore new avenues of growth.”
Leading companies including Al Mazroui, AMT, Avid, Blusens, EuroStar, Fujinon, Harris, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi, Horizon Satellite Services, Thomsun, MediaCast, Nilesat, Noorsat, Satcom Global, Sony, Venutech, VSAT, Wasp 3D and Yamaha will all be showcasing the latest technological advances and generating new business.
Many companies will also be launching new products and technology to the market, including Al Yahsat, Arabsat, Televes Middle East and The Vitec Group.
Visitors to this year’s CABSAT MENA and Satellite MENA exhibitions will also be able to create their own personalised broadcasts from the show floor. The new ‘Creative Media Zone’ at this year’s event is an exciting interactive feature where content recorded during the show will be edited, formatted and broadcast on-site.
Running alongside CABSAT MENA and Satellite MENA are the CABSAT MENA 2010 Broadcasting Conference and the GVF MENASAT Summit 2010, providing invaluable knowledge exchange and networking opportunities. The Broadcasting Conference Keynote address will be by Jamal Al Sharif, Executive Director, Dubai Studio City, while the GVF MEANSAT Summit 2010 keynote will be presented by Jawad Abbassi, Founder & General Manager, Arab Advisors Group on regional market growth.
Another attractive feature at this year’s event is the brand new Creative Media Zone; an area equipped with roaming cameras, audio and video equipment for trade visitors to create on-site content including interviews, short movies and broadcast live from the show floor.
CABSAT MENA and Satellite MENA 2010, will run until 4 March 2010 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The exhibitions are strictly for trade and business professional only. Visitors under the age of 18 will not be permitted entry.
For more information, please visit www.cabsat.com or www.satellitemena.com
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Dubai World Trade Centre offers more than 31 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge.
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