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Arabsat and GlobeCast Launch TRT World HD on Arabsat’s Brand New Free-To-Air DVB-S2 Platform

Artist’s conception of the Badr-4 satellite operated by Arabsat. Image courtesy of Astrium.

Starting July 10, 2017, Arabsat and GlobeCast have announced the broadcast of TRT World HD on the newly launched Arabsat Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform. TRT World, the international Turkish news platform, has been accessible on BADR-4 since January 2017 catering to the English-speaking audience in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Giorgio Giacomini, Globecast Managing Director, Middle East, said, “GlobeCast is expanding its longstanding relationship with Arabsat by providing another major international channel such as TRT HD thus enhancing its already strong ties with TRT and Arabsat.”

“GlobeCast has always provided us with excellent services to collaborate on the distribution of premium regional and international video content and we are very pleased to announce the launch of TRT World HD on our new DVB-S2 platform,” said Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat President and Chief Executive Officer. “Arabsat Viewers across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe will continue to receive highly selective offerings and a wide variety of prime Free-To-Air regional and international HD channels on Arabsat hotspot at 26⁰ East.”

About the Arabsat DVB-S2 Platform:

Carries: TRT World HD, TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD, TV5 Monde Style HD, France 24 Arabic HD, France 24 English HD, France 24 French HD (coming soon), BBC World News HD, and Medi1-TV HD.

Satellite: Arabsat BADR-4 @ 26° East
Coverage: Middle East, North Africa, and Europe
Frequency: 12072 MHz
Polarity: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 27500
FEC: ¾
Transmission: DVB-S2
Modulation: 8PSK

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