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BBC World News launches in HD in Middle East

BBC World News is launching in HD in the Middle East for the first time next week, when its international HD channel goes live via satellite operator Arabsat.

The channel is due to go live on Monday and will give audiences the chance to watch, in HD, ongoing BBC coverage of global issues, as well as some of its best international news, documentaries, entertainment and arts programming.

“We are very proud of the long term partnership with BBC and value their confidence in Arabsat. We are pleased to be the first satellite operator to bring BBC World News HD to its viewers in the region. Known for its professionalism and impartiality, the BBC enjoys a very good reputation and a wide range of viewers and followers in the Middle East,” said Khalid Balkheyour, president and CEO of Arabsat.

The 24-hour BBC World News channel is now available in more than 200 countries and territories around the world, according to the BBC.