Satellite Channels

New Programming on Eutelsat 8 West B: GSN7 and Al Arabiya 24 Join the Lineup

Viewers tuning into the Eutelsat 8 West B satellite at 8.0° West can now enjoy two new channels: GSN7 and Al Arabiya 24. This expansion brings fresh entertainment and news options to the platform.

GSN7: Likely an entertainment channel, details about GSN7’s specific programming are currently unavailable.

Al Arabiya 24: This channel is the 24-hour news arm of the prominent Saudi-owned Al Arabiya network.

GSN7Al Arabiya 24
Eutelsat 8 West B @ 8.0° W
12645 H 27500 7/8
Eutelsat 8 West B @ 8.0° W
12688 V 27500 3/4

Here’s a deeper dive into Al Arabiya:

  • What country is Al Arabiya from? Al Arabiya is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Who is the owner of Al Arabiya? Al Arabiya is a subsidiary of MBC Group, a large media conglomerate ultimately owned by the Saudi government.
  • Who funds Al Arabiya? Funding primarily comes from the Saudi government, with additional investments from private Saudi and regional shareholders.
  • What is the mission statement of Al Arabiya? While an official mission statement isn’t readily available, Al Arabiya positions itself as a provider of objective and balanced news coverage, often seen as a counterpoint to the Qatari-owned Al Jazeera network.

Distinguishing Al Arabiya from Similar Names:

It’s important to differentiate Al Arabiya from other entities with similar names:

  • Al Jazeera: This is a separate news network based in Qatar, known for its critical reporting on Middle Eastern governments.
  • Al Jazeera Net: The online news portal associated with Al Jazeera.
  • Al Jazeera Arabic: The main Arabic-language channel of Al Jazeera.
  • Al Arabiya Airline: There is no airline named Al Arabiya.
  • Al Arabiya Urdu: Al Arabiya offers news programs in various languages, including Urdu.

Gaza News on Al Arabiya News:

Al Arabiya covers news from across the Middle East, including the ongoing conflict in Gaza. Their website,, offers dedicated sections for news related to the region.


The addition of GSN7 and Al Arabiya 24 expands the program options available on Eutelsat 8 West B. While GSN7’s content requires further exploration, Al Arabiya 24 brings a prominent international news source to the platform.

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