The company started life in North London, England in 1989. At the time it specialized in supply of TVRO equipment and became a preferred Sky installer throughout the UK.

By 1994, it ceased all retail activities and focused on worldwide wholesale distribution to the DTH operators. At the same time, ABS (Advanced Broadcast Services) was created to develop channel playout operations, distinct from distribution of satellite equipment. ABS now supports more than 50 tv channels worldwide from its London base.

In 2007, Adsat commenced manufacturing activities culminating in extensive production capacity in Europe, China and Taiwan.