The new p;platform carries HD international channels, broadcast as FTA across the Middle East and North Africa via the coverage of Arabsat Badr-4. Viewers across the Middle East and North Africa will continue to receive international and regional HD channels on Arabsat hotspot at 26 degrees East.
“Arabsat continues to be the supporting pillar of the HD movement in the Middle East and North Africa,” said Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat president and CEO.
“Indeed, we rely on our international partners like TV5 Monde to offer Arabsat’s audience modern viewing experience, in terms of best true HD quality & exclusivity on board of Arabsat satellites. Our new Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform gives us a great opportunity to bring more premium content of HD channels –exclusively- to Arabsat viewers.”
“Meanwhile, our customers of Worldwide international and regional TV brands will find Arabsat new free-to-air launched DVB-S2 platform as the ultimate solution to expand their businesses and broadcast more HD channels over MENA, yet, with a reliable cost-efficient solution.”
“By upgrading in DVB-S 2 and reconfiguring TV5Monde Maghreb-Orient HD and TV5Monde Style HD on the same satellite, Badr 4, on the same multiplex, Arabsat, one of the oldest TV5Monde’s satellite partners, is contributing to offer to our viewers the best experience they could have on the Maghreb and Middle East areas” said Yves Bigot TV5Monde CEO
The Arabsat DVB-S2 platform carries TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD, TV5 Monde Style HD, BBC World News HD, France 24 Arabic HD, France 24 English HD, France 24 French HD (coming soon), TRT World HD, and Medi1-TV HD.