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Arabsat & TV5 Launch TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD & TV5 Monde Style HD on Arabsat brand Free-To-Air DVB-S2 Platform

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

Arabsat and TV5 Monde have announced the broadcast of both TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient High Definition (HD) and TV5 Monde Style HD on the newly launched Arabsat Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform. It carries – exclusively – many premium and highly viewed HD international channels, broadcast as Free-to-Air across the Middle East and North Africa via the superior coverage of Arabsat BADR-4, which can be viewed with minimum receiver dish size. Viewers across the Middle East and North Africa will continue to receiving an extensive offering and wide varieties of prime Free-To-Air international and regional HD channels on Arabsat hotspot at 26⁰ East.

Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat President and Chief Executive Officer said, “Arabsat continues to be the supporting pillar of the High Definition movement in the Middle East and North Africa. Indeed, we rely on our international partners like TV5 Monde to offer Arabsat’s audience a modern viewing experience, in terms of best true HD quality and exclusivity on board of Arabsat satellites. Our new Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform gives us a great opportunity to bring more premium content of HD channels –exclusively- to Arabsat viewers.”

“Meanwhile, our customers of worldwide international and regional TV brands will find Arabsat’s new Free-To-Air launched DVB-S2 platform as the ultimate solution to expand their businesses and broadcast more HD channels over Middle East and North Africa, yet, with a reliable cost-efficient solution.”

“By upgrading in DVBS 2 and reconfiguring TV5MONDE Maghreb-Orient HD and TV5MONDE Style HD on the same satellite, Badr 4, on the same multiplex, Arabsat, one of the oldest TV5MONDE’s satellite partners, is contributing to offer to our viewers the best experience they could have on the Maghreb and Middle East areas,” said Yves Bigot, TV5MONDE Chief Executive Officer

About the Arabsat DVB-S2 Platform:

From July 3, 2017:
Carries: TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD, TV5 Monde Style HD, BBC World News HD, France 24 Arabic HD, France 24 English HD, France 24 French HD (coming soon), TRT World HD, Medi1-TV HD.
Satellite: Arabsat BADR-4 @ 26° East
Coverage: MENA and Europe
Frequency: 12072 MHz
Polarity: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 27500
FEC: ¾
Transmission: DVB-S2
Modulation: 8PSK

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