The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) is one of the oldest pan-Arab institutions, belonging to the League of Arab States system. It is a professional organization, established in February 1969 in Khartoum, with the objective of "strengthening ties and promoting cooperation among broadcasters in the Arab States for better production and content development."
ASBU provides important services to member broadcasters and to others, such as engineering and consulting services, radio and television exchange of news, programming and sports, as well as radio and TV training. It also strives to acquire broadcasting rights at preferential rates for a number of competitions and sports events to the benefit of its members, as well as to ensure the appropriate broadcasting coverage of such events.
Internationally, ASBU enjoys a unique place among regional and international unions and maintains strong professional relations with World Broadcasting Union (WBU), European Broadcasting Union and Asia Broadcasting Union.
This category includes all Arab, government-owned radio and TV corporations.
This includes corporations broadcasting, fully or partly, in Arabic from within the Arab countries or from the outside, owned and managed by Arab funds, either governmental, joint or private, abide by the Arab Charter of Information, in addition to being accepted by 3/4 of the General Assembly members.
Associate members are other radio and television corporations, if approved by 3/4 of the General Assembly active members. This category includes worldwide corporations, such as CFI - France, PTV - Pakistan, RAI - Italy and RTVE – Spain to name a few.