A history of innovation

Since its establishment in 1990, Electronics & Communications Office (ECO) has been at the forefront of broadcasting and communications systems in Lebanon and became the corner stone of ECOnet, the company responsible today for managing and running the operation.

Throughout the years, ECOnet was committed to provide its customers with a wide selection of distinctive content and channels satisfying all tastes, a reliable service ensuring high availability and a 24/7 after sales support to answer all customers’ inquiries and solve their problems, all at the most affordable price.

More than 20 years later, ECOnet is firmly established as Lebanon’s leading specialists in satellite television, providing a complete digital coverage for the entire nation.

KEY MILESTONES
  • 1990-1991

    ECO starts as a regional provider to answer an increased demand on international programs and to provide an alternative to a traditional poor quality terrestrial TV service.

    By investing in the expansion of a coaxial transmission network (CATV), ECO covered the city of Zahle and provided 18 Free To Air (FTA) channels.

  • 1994-1997

    ECO undertakes research and development studies based on which the company begins transmitting wirelessly 18 FTA channels.

    In 1997, ECOnet SAL is established to manage and operate the venture.

  • 1998-2001

    ECOnet expands its service by covering Beirut, its suburbs, Mount Lebanon and the coast between Saida and Jbeil.

    ECOnet introduces as well 35 TV stations and starts focusing on the customer experience and satisfaction.

    In 2001, ECOnet and Arab Digital Distribution (ADD) signed the first exclusive Multi-Service Operator (MSO) agreement in the region.

  • 2002

    ECOnet becomes the first pay TV to introduce the Multi-Room receiver solution in Lebanon which helped the company to increase its client’s satisfaction.

    ECOnet becomes as well officially licensed from the government to distribute its programs via IPTV.

  • 2008-2012

    ECOnet signs several distribution agreements with selected premium channels from major TV providers like, ART, La Gardere, Star, MBC Group, Al Jazeera Network, Al Jazeera Sport Channels etc… and starts offering its subscribers the widest selection of 150 channels in different languages and different kinds: Entertainment, sports, movies, documentaries, music, news, and kid’s channels

  • 2012-Present

    ECOnet introduces the Multipoint Video Distribution System (MVDS) standard in order to provide its customers with the best picture and sound quality, using the latest technical equipment and technologies.

    ECOnet platform is certified as up to international security standards by a specialized technical audit firm making us the accredited re-distributor of the first-run channels while keeping up with the fast paced technological advances of the industry.