BBC Arabic extends North Africa reach via Yahlive platform

UAE-based satellite broadcaster Yahlive has reinforced its long-term partnership with UK-based broadcaster the BBC. Under a new agreement, the platform is extending the reach of BBC Arabic to Arabic-speaking audiences in North Africa (aka the Maghreb). The expansion means BBC Arabic will now reach 42 million viewers in North Africa, in addition to the 62m […]

Cartoon Network on Yahlive

Middle Eastern satellite platform Yahlive is to broadcast Cartoon Network Arabic on its Middle East and North Africa beam. The new deal extends Yahlive’s long-term partnership with Turner Broadcasting Systems beyond the CNN flagship news channel, which has been with Yahlive since 2014. Thanks to the deal, viewers across the MENA region will be able […]

New DTH platform for migrant groups in Middle East

Pakistan-based outfit Entertainment Reality TV Hub (EARTH) has teamed up with satellite platform Yahlive to launch a new DTH satellite service to serve five migrant groups in the Middle East. The new platform will deliver content for Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Filipino people in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The service will roll […]

Yahlive launches Balkan bouquet for MENA

UAE-based satellite broadcasting company Yahlive has struck a deal with Adriatic Tours S.L., owners of Alpha One RTV Network, to launch an expanded bouquet of channels for the Balkan diaspora in the Middle East and North Africa. The bouquet, along with other free-to-air channels, is available to anyone in the MENA region that can receive […]

Bosnian news channel goes FTA with Yahlive

Middle East satellite bouquet provider Yahlive has added Face TV, the leading news service in Bosnia-Herzegovina, to its free-to-air programming line-up. Yahlive teamed up with Alpha One RTV Network owner Adriatic Tours to take the channel, which has hitherto only been available on pay TV packages, free-to-air. Face TV is joining Yahsat’s Europe beam with […]

Yahlive extends BBC World Service contract

Abu Dhabi-based SES and Yahsat satellite joint venture Yahlive has renewed and extended its partnership with the BBC to broadcast its Persian and Arabic TV channels across its footprint. As part of the agreement with the BBC World Service, Yahlive will distribute the broadcaster’s Persian and Arabic television channels as well as the radio programming […]

Yahlive consolidates leading position among Farsi viewers

Yahlive, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite joint venture between SES and UAE satellite operator Yahsat, is the most popular satellite broadcast provider for Farsi-speaking viewers across the Middle East and south-west Asia, according to a report by Ipsos Connect. According to the research, Yahlive’s market share amongst Farsi speakers increased from 20% in 2014 to 34% […]

UAE-based Yahlive adds BBC Persian and BBC Arabic

United Arab Emirates-based satellite broadcasting company, Yahlive, is adding the TV channels BBC Persian and BBC Arabic, to its platform from October 2014.  The Farsi- and Arabic-language BBC World Service news channels will be available free-to-air and will air a mix of political, economic, cultural and sports stories and features – along with documentaries. The new channel launches will follow the […]

Fashion One launches in Middle East, North Africa

International fashion, entertainment and lifestyle network, Fashion One, has launched in the Middle East and North Africa.  The network is available in HD on the YahLive satellite platform, which offers roughly 50 high definition TV channels across the region. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, YahLive is a joint venture between Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat […]

GlobeCast to provide monitoring for YahLive

Media services provider GlobeCast is to provide Abu Dhabi-based satellite TV platform operator YahLive with a monitoring and reporting service for the latter’s satellite signals across the MENA region. Local monitoring and reporting initiatives will be done by GlobeCast at Jordan Media City (JMC), in Amman, Jordan. YahLive has created an HD bouquet of more […]