Arabsat, the Middle East satellite operator launched its free-to-air (FTA) DVB-S2 platform for both broadcasters and viewers, offering a range of HD international TV channels. The channels will reach homes with a minimum receive dish size across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe via the Arabsat BADR-4 satellite at 26° East.
In his comments, Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO of Arabsat said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of Arabsat brand new added-value DVB-S2 video offering to our clients and audience. This service is especially significant and valuable for our worldwide top brands of satellite TV channels, of which delivers cost-effective transmission platform, in parallel with developing the performance of our broadcasting product”.
He further added: “Arabsat viewers can enjoy the modern television broadcasting events, with our portfolio of first class exclusive channels, such as BBC World News HD, France 24 Arabic HD, TV5 Monde Style HD and other high definition exclusive channels showing excellent quality of picture and sound, to ensure the best free-to-air viewing experience at home.”