Digital Broadcast Power List-Khalid Balkheyour
Originally founded by the Arab League of Nations to provide the region with adequate satellite capacity, Arabsat, led by president and CEO Khalid Balkheyour, has established itself as the frontrunner among satellite operators offering broadcasters a footprint in the Middle East. Balkheyour has guided the company to the halfway stage of an upgrade and expansion of its fleet that will see it launch a satellite every year to 2013.
Balkheyour has also developed a number of additional revenue streams for the company including its hosting of the MENOS content exchange network, VSAT services and GSM backhauling for mobile operators.
As the Middle East moves towards widespread adoption of HD channels, Balkheyour has ensured that broadcasters will not be held back by a shortage of available transponders.
By diversifying the company’s revenue streams, Balkheyour has ensured that the company stays at the head of the pack.