ARABSAT ANNOUNCES THE BROADCAST OF FRANCE 24 ARABIC HD AND FRANCE 24 ENGLISH HD ON THE NEW DVB-S2 FREE-TO-AIR PLATFORM EXCLUSIVELY ON ARABSAT BADR4

September 15 2017

ARABSAT ANNOUNCES THE BROADCAST OF FRANCE 24 ARABIC HD AND FRANCE 24 ENGLISH HD ON THE NEW DVB-S2 FREE-TO-AIR PLATFORM EXCLUSIVELY ON ARABSAT BADR4

In addition to France 24 SD channels (in French, English and Arabic) and the radios RFI and Monte Carlo Doualiya, France 24 has just started broadcasting two HD channels: France 24 HD in English and France 24 HD in Arabic, this latter being exclusively on Arabsat Badr 4. France 24 HD French will follow next year.

Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat President & CEO said “France 24 has been a long standing customer since the creation of the channels and we are particularly proud to announce the launch of its HD channels at 26°E By choosing Badr4, France 24 will enrich an attractive ultra-clear content to audience  covering most of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Arabsat is committed to continue its efforts to attract premium broadcasters to provide to Arab communities in Europe with crystal clear picture quality and sound”.

Marie-Christine Saragosse, Chairwoman and CEO of France Médias Monde, the group in charge of French international broadcasting including France 24, said “we are delighted to strengthen our ties with Arabsat, allowing France 24 to better serve North Africa, the Middle-East and Europe to reach close to 200 million homes. Thanks to this new agreement, France 24 in Arabic is now broadcast for the first time in HD quality across the region.”

About Arabsat DVB-S2 Platform:

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. For more details click here..

 

About France 24, a France Médias Monde channel

France 24, the international news channel, broadcasts 24/7 to 333 million homes around the world in French, Arabic and English. A fourth channel in Spanish will be launched in September 2017. The three channels have a combined weekly viewership of 55 million viewers (measured in 65 of the 183 countries where the channel is broadcast). From its newsroom in Paris, France 24 gives a French perspective on global affairs through a network of 160 correspondent bureaus located in nearly every country. It is available via cable, satellite, DTT, ADSL, on mobile phones, tablets and connected TVs, as well as on YouTube in three languages. Every month, France 24’s digital platforms attract 18.2 million visits, 40 million video views (2017 average) and 35.3 million followers on Facebook and Twitter (July 2017). For more details visit www.france24.com