Al Maghribia is now available on Arabsat-5C for Direct-To-Home over Africa

June 27 2019

Al Maghribia is now available on Arabsat-5C for Direct-To-Home over Africa

Rabat & Riyadh June 27th, 2019 –Arabsat is pleased to announce that Al Maghribia is now available on Arabsat-5C, the leading Arabic satellite platform for Direct-To-Home services over Africa.


Al Maghribia, one of the leading channels of SNRT ( Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision) bouquet run with 100% Moroccan video production and targeting Moroccan population live outside of Morocco. The channel broadcasts in Arabic, Amazigh and French.


Arabsat-5C at 20° East is designed to serve the African broadcasting market, matching the specific technical requirements with the growing demand across the continent. Arabsat -5C has a huge footprint, equipped with an innovative, powerful C-band beam which covers 100 per cent of African satellite TV households and needs only the minimum required dish size to receive its channels.


SNRT have longstanding and very successful relationship with Arabsat, and the fact that Arabsat-5C carries the biggest Arabic video content over Africa over full Free-To-Air video neighborhood, makes us quite assured that Al Maghribia will score further reach and viewership over Africa.


“The launch of Al Maghribia on Arabsat-5C comes as part of our core mission to connect Arabic societies across the world; we provide African, Arab and Islamic communities with the largest possible choice of Free-To-Air TV channels in Africa,” says Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat president & CEO.  


“Furthermore, the broadcasting of Al Maghribia via Arabsat-5C, highlights the continued successful Arabsat and SNRT partnership. This is expanding across additional territories beyond MENA, helping grow the reach of the existing Direct-to-Home portfolio of channels active on Arabsat-5C, and supporting the addition of more leading channels on Arabsat-5C in the very near future.”   


The reception parameters for Al Maghribia on Arabsat-5C (20°E) are:


Satellite Arabsat-5C (20°E)
Transponder: C-05
Downlink Frequency: 3884 MHz
Downlink Polarization: RHCP
Transmission Standard: DVB-S
Compression Standard: MPEG-2
Modulation: QPSK
Symbol Rate:27500
FEC: 5/6