Morocco-based Medi 1 TV broadcasts standard newscasts as well as talk-shows and documentaries, and is rated among the top Pan-Arab stations in North Africa.
Tangier-based Medi-1 launched in 2006 under the name Medi-1 Sat, originally as a Franco-Moroccan service supported by public funding. It became wholly Moroccan-owned in 2008, and changed its name and content line-up in 2010. The company has hitherto tapped Eutelsat’s Hotbird platform and Nilesat for distribution.
“As we enter a new era of our company’s development, we have to expand Medi-1 TV HD broadcast over MENA and Europe; and to enlarge our satellite contribution to allow West Africa’s coverage. This is why we are working with Arabsat through its new and competitive HD video content broadcasting platform. This partnership should allow to our viewers more benefits and unique experience to enjoy in order to match their requirements,” said Hassan Khiyar, Medi-1 TV, president and CEO.
“Maghreb markets comes on top of Arabsat strategic plans to ensure significant deployment to our broadcast product across this remarkably growing and important region. 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 Media-1 TV HD, Arabsat viewers across the Middle East, North Africa & Europe will continue to receiving highly selective offering & wide varieties of prime Free-To-Air regional and international HD channels on Arabsat hotspot at 26⁰ East.” said Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat president and CEO.