TV5 Monde channels launch on Arabsat in DVB-S2

French international broadcaster TV5 Monde has begun broadcasting TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD and TV5 Monde Style HD on the newly launched Arabsat free-to-air DVB-S2 platform.

The new Arabsat platform broadcasts premium HD international channels free-to-air across the Middle East and North Africa via Arabsat BADR-4 at the operator’s 26° East hotspot.

Arabsat said that its viewers across the Middle East and North Africa will continue to receiving an extensive offering of prime free-to-air international and regional HD channels from 26⁰ East.

“Arabsat continues to be the supporting pillar of the HD movement in the Middle East & North Africa. Indeed, we rely on our international partners like TV5 Monde to offer Arabsat’s audience modern viewing experience, in terms of best true HD quality & exclusivity on board of Arabsat satellites. Our new Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform gives us a great opportunity to bring more premium content of HD channels –exclusively- to Arabsat viewers,” said Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat President and CEO.

“Meanwhile, our customers of Worldwide international and regional TV brands will find Arabsat new free-to-air launched DVB-S2 platform as the ultimate solution to expand their businesses and broadcast more HD channels over MENA, yet, with a reliable cost-efficient solution.”

Yves Bigot TV5 Monde’s CEO, said: “By upgrading in DVBS 2 and reconfiguring TV5 Monde Maghreb-Orient HD and  TV5 Monde Style HD on the same satellite, BADR-4, on the same multiplex, Arabsat, one of the oldest TV5 Monde’s satellite partners, is contributing to offer to our viewers the best experience they could have on the Maghreb and Middle East areas.”