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Al Araby Television Network launches with Es’hailSat

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London-based channel provider Al Araby Television Network has launched an SD channel aimed at young people in the Arab-speaking world via Es’hailSat.

Al-Araby TV in SD has begun broadcasting on the Es’hail 1 satellite, operated by Middle East satellite operator Es’hailSat, at the 25.5° East position covering the Middle East and North Africa.

The channel offers a mix of news and general entertainment content and is down-converted from the HD transmission on Es’hail1.

“In January 2015, Al Araby Television Network chose to launch its first channel on the Es’hail 1 satellite at the leading hotspot for TV content covering the MENA region.  We are delighted that once again Es’hail 1 has been selected by Al Araby for its expansion, further demonstrating the value of our broadcasting independence, quality of service, and our market penetration,” said Es’hailSat’s CEO, Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari.

The Qatar-backed Al Araby Television Network group initially launched a news website, Al Araby Al Jadeed, last year before launching a news channel in January.