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Turkey’s TRT Today launches Arabic service in HD with Globecast

Turkish news channel TRT Today has launched a new HD variant of its Arabic language channel, TRT Arabi in HD, and has tapped media services outfit Globecast to provide the uplink for the service.

TRT Arabi can to be viewed in HD across Europe and the MENA region via three satellites: Eutelsat’s Hotbird, Arabsat’s Badr 4 and Eutelsat 7 West A.

The channel has been airing since January 7. The Turkish Broadcasting Corporation (TRT) has tapped Glboecast and Turkish satellite operator Turksat to provide the platform for the service. Globecast is providing connectivity and uplink distribution services.

Murat Akgüç, deputy director-general of TRT, said, “We have a very strong relationship with both Globecast and Turksat, including the very successful launch of TRT World globally in 2017. Expanding our relationship with them for the launch of the HD variant of TV Arabi was an obvious choice as we trust their technical expertise, customer service and their relationships with satellite operators. It has, as always, been a pleasure to work with them and we’re excited to bring HD quality to our audience.”