France 24 launches HD services in Middle East

French international news channel France 24 has launched two HD channels, France 24 HD in English and France 24 HD in Arabic, on Arabsat’s Badr 4 satellite. The Arabic HD channel is exclusive to Arabsat in the region. France 24 already broadcasts France 24 in standard definition in French, English and Arabic on the Badr […]

Med-1 TV HD on Arabsat

Pan-Arab news, current affairs and sport channel Med-1 TV HD has joined satellite operator Arabsat’s new DVB-S2 platform. 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 […]

Berbere TV channels launching on Arabsat

Middle East and North Africa satellite operator Arabsat is to carry a trio of channels from Berbere TV targeting the North African Berber area. Berbere TV’s channels will be part of the Maghreb Bouquet on Arabsat’s BADR-5 Satellite. The BADR-5 Maghreb Bouquet will broadcast Berbere TV, Berbere Jeunesse and Berbere Music in addition to satellite radio […]

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. Recent sign-ups to the platform include French international broadcaster TV5 Monde, which is using […]

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 […]

Hellas Sat 3 successfully launched

Hellas Sat 3 has been lofted into space on an Ariane 5 launcher from French Guiana. Arabsat-owned Hellas Sat’s satellite is the second from the operator to be orbited by Arianespace. It will expand the company’s business reach by providing DTH broadcast and telecommunications services, as well as the distribution of high-definition and ultra-high definition […]

MBC migrating services to Arabsat

Middle East broadcaster MBC Group is transferring its channels to the Arabsat satellite platform through a strategic partnership with the satellite operator. MBC and Arabsat said that some channels would be exclusive to Arabsat and that the pair would focus on providing reliable set-top boxes to ensure a high-quality viewing experience. MBC Pro Sports, which […]

Mauritania bouquet launches on Arabsat

A bouquet of channels for Mauritania has been launched on the Arabsat satellite platform. The raft of channels on the Arabsat Badr-4 satellite will enable Mauritanian viewers in Europe and elsewhere in the EMEA region to access channels from the country. Arabsat has carried Mauritanian channels on its platform for a number of years, but […]

Arabsat takes additional capacity on ABS-3A

Satellite operators Arabsat and Permira-owned ABS have struck a deal whereby Arabsat will use additional capacity on ABS-3A, mostly for data services. The expansion capacity agreement on ABS-3A for a multi-transponder, multiyear deal for Ku-band payload will see Arabsat take capacity for different customer networks within the Middle East and North Africa regions in particular […]

Arabsat and EMC launching satellite triple-play platform

Satellite operator Arabsat has teamed up with satellite services and VSAT specialist Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) to launch Trio, which it claims will be “the first real triple-play service over satellite in the world”. Trio will use EMC’s SATLink technology and the soon-to-be-launched Arabsat Badr-7 satellite to deliver triple-play services to a new advanced set-top […]