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Morocco’s Medi-1 TV HD Broadcast on Arabsat’s Free-To-Air DVB-S2 Platform

Artist’s conception of the Badr-4 satellite operated by Arabsat. Image courtesy of Astrium.

Starting July 10, 2017, Arabsat announced the broadcast of Medi-1 TV HD on the newly launched Arabsat Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform.  Medi 1 TV broadcasts standard newscasts as well as talk-shows and documentaries. These programmes cover current affairs, business and financial markets, and sports. It is rated among the top Pan-Arab stations in North Africa.

“As we enter a new era of our company’s development, we have to expand MEDI1TV HD broadcast over MENA and Europe; and to enlarge our satellite contribution to allow West Africa’s coverage,” said Hassan Khiyar, MEDI1TV’s President and CEO. “This is why we are working with Arabsat through its new and competitive HD video content broadcasting platform. This partnership should allow our viewers more benefits and unique experience to enjoy in order to match their requirements.”

“Maghreb markets comes on top of Arabsat strategic plans to ensure significant deployment to our broadcast product across this remarkably growing and important region,” said Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat President and Chief Executive Officer. “We consider to offering the massive audience in Maghreb with the best video offering in terms of quality and prime content. We’re assured that with the launch of Medi-1 TV HD, Arabsat viewers across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe will continue to receiving highly selective offerings and a wide variety of prime Free-To-Air regional and international HD channels on Arabsat hotspot at 26⁰ East.”

About the Arabsat DVB-S2 Platform:

Carries: Medi1-TV HD, TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD, TV5 Monde Style HD, France 24 Arabic HD, France 24 English HD, France 24 French HD (coming soon), BBC World News HD, and TRT World.

Satellite: Arabsat BADR-4 @ 26° East
Coverage: Middle East, North Africa, and Europe
Frequency: 12072 MHz
Polarity: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 27500
FEC: ¾
Transmission: DVB-S2
Modulation: 8PSK

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