Arabsat Launches Its Unique Free-To-Air DVB-S2 Platform Carrying Exclusive First Class HD Channels

July 10 2017

Arabsat Launches Its Unique Free-To-Air DVB-S2 Platform Carrying Exclusive First Class HD Channels

Riyadh, the 10th of July-2017, Arabsat announced the launch of its valuable Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform. Carries, -exclusively- many premium and highly viewed HD international channels, broadcasted as Free-to-Air across the Middle East, North Africa & Europe via the superior coverage of Arabsat BADR-4, of which can be viewed with minimum receive dish size. Viewers across the Middle East, North Africa & Europe 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 “We are delighted to announce the launch of Arabsat brand new added-value DVB-S2 video offering to our clients and audience. This service is especially significant and valuable for our worldwide top brands of satellite TV channels, of which delivers cost-effective transmission platform, in parallel with developing the performance of our broadcasting product. Arabsat viewers can enjoy the modern television broadcasting events, with our portfolio of first class exclusive channels, such as; BBC World News HD, France 24 Arabic HD, TV5 Monde Style HD, and other high definition exclusive channels showing excellent quality of picture and sound, to ensure best Free-To-Air viewing experience at homes.”

About Arabsat DVB-S2 Platform:

Carries BBC World News HD, TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD, TV5 Monde Style HD, France 24 Arabic HD, France 24 English HD, France 24 French HD (coming soon), 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.