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Arabsat launches DVB-S2 platform

Satellite operator Arabsat has officially launched its new free-to-air DVB-S2 platform.

The operators said its new platform would carry a number of premium HD channels free-to-air across the Middle East, North Afria and Europe via the BADR-4 satellite at 26° East.

Khalid Balkhayour

Khalid Balkhayour

Recent sign-ups to the platform include French international broadcaster TV5 Monde, which is using the platform to broadcast its TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD and TV5 Monde Style HD services.

We are delighted to announce the launch of Arabsat 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, of which delivers cost-effective transmission platform, in parallel with developing the performance of our broadcasting product,” said Arabsat president and CEO Khalid Balkheyour.

“Arabsat viewers can enjoy the 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 best Free-To-Air viewing experience at homes.”