Arabsat & TV5 Launch TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD & TV5 Monde Style HD on Arabsat brand Free-To-Air DVB-S2 Platform

June 30 2017

Arabsat & TV5 Launch TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD & TV5 Monde Style HD on Arabsat brand Free-To-Air DVB-S2 Platform

Riyadh, Paris -the 30th of June-2017.
Arabsat & TV5 Monde  announced the broadcast of both TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD & TV5 Monde Style HD on the newly launched Arabsat Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform . It carries, - exclusively- many premium and highly viewed HD international channels, broadcasted as Free-to-Air across the Middle East and  North Africa via the superior coverage of Arabsat BADR-4,  which can be viewed with minimum receive dish size. Viewers across the Middle East and North Africa  will continue to receiving an extensive offering & wide varieties of prime Free-To-Air international and regional HD channels on Arabsat hotspot at 26⁰ East.
Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat President & CEO said “Arabsat continues to be the supporting pillar of the HD movement in the Middle East & North Africa. 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 DVBS 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  


About Arabsat DVB-S2 Platform:

From July 3rd, 2017:
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, TRT World HD, Medi1-TV HD.
Satellite: Arabsat BADR-4 @ 26° East
Coverage: MENA & Europe
Frequency: 12072 MHz
Polarity: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 27500
FEC: ¾
Transmission: DVB-S2
Modulation: 8PSK


About Arabsat

Founded in 1976 by the 21 member-states of the Arab League, Arabsat has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world for over 40 years, operating from its headquarter in Riyadh-KSA and two Satellite control stations in Riyadh and Tunis.
Now one of the world’s top satellite operators and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, it carries over 500 TV channels, 200 radio stations, pay-tv networks and wide variety of HD channels reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 80 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Europe—including an audience of over 170 million viewers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region alone tuned into Arabsat’s video “hotspot” at 26° E.
Operating a growing fleet of owned satellites at the 20°E, 26°E, 30.5°E, 39°E and 44.5°E, ARABSAT is the only satellite operator in the MENA region offering the full spectrum of Broadcast, Telecommunications and Broadband services. This capacity will continue to expand with the launching of new satellites, making ARABSAT satellites’ fleet the youngest in the region.
Arabsat also maintains strategic partnerships with most of the world's leading satellite companies and VAS integrators and with the acquisition of Hellas Sat, one of the leading telecom groups in southeastern Europe.  These partnerships and acquisitions continue to expand Arabsat's reach with new orbital slots and frequency rights, allowing customers to reach farther than ever and deliver content and state-of-the-art solutions to any end-viewers audience or business partner around the world.
For information on ARABSAT:
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