Arabsat announced on July 10, 2017, the launch of its valuable Free-to-Air DVB-S2 platform that exclusively carries many premium and highly viewed high definition (HD) international channels, broadcast as Free-to-Air across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe via the superior coverage of Arabsat BADR-4, which can be viewed with a minimum receiver dish size. Viewers across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe will continue to receive an extensive offering and wide variety of prime Free-to-Air international and regional HD channels from the Arabsat hotspot at 26⁰ East.
Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are delighted to announce the launch of Arabsat’s 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, which delivers a cost-effective transmission platform, in parallel with developing the performance of our broadcasting product. Arabsat viewers can enjoy 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 the best Free-to-Air viewing experience at home.”
About the 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, and Medi1-TV HD.
Satellite: Arabsat BADR-4 @ 26° East
Coverage: Middle East, North Africa, and Europe
Frequency: 12072 MHz
Symbol Rate: 27500