Category Archives: HD / 4K

SPI’S FightBox HD is coming to South Africa

SPI International launches a new channel in South Africa called FightBox HD in partnership with Discovery digital. As its name explains it very well the new channel will be all about fighting sports and martial arts such as MMA and kickboxing event from US and Europe. Discovery digital is offering the channel on its IPTV [...]

E’shailSat to broadcast in 4K in MENA

EshailSat, the satellite company of Qatar, is all in to boost its content portfolio in Ultra High Definition (UDH) for its broadcasting client. Showcasing Live transmission of UHD channel with the EshailSat satellite, the company uses technologies like HEVC encoding and DVB-S2X modulation. It also provides 4K UHD services for news and sports channels that [...]

Du to introduce DTH platform in HD with Eutelsat 7W

Du, the Integrated Telecommunications Company, is launching its new HD DTH platform in the Middle East and North Africa region.  The company will be using the DVB-S2 transponder which has been leased recently on Eutelsats 7W satellite. The new development has been optimized for the rapid growth of the regions markets. Fahad AlHassawi, chief commercial [...]

Ooredoo introduces first 4K/UHD channels with Harmonic in Middle East

Harmonic, the video delivery infrastructure has declared that Ooredoo, the worldwide telecommunications operator has introduced the first 4K TV channels in the Middle East region. The new channel is called the FunBox UHD and C4K360 and uses the latest ElectraTM video compression solution for the IP environments. Offering a combination of 24/7 programming, the new [...]

Arabsat and Globecast partners to introduce TRT World HD

Arabsat, the communications satellite operator in Saudi Arabia is linking up with Globecast, the global solutions provider, to launch TRT World in high definition on Arabsats Badr-6 satellite at 26o E. Globecast will provide connectivity through its seamless fibre network and Paris NOC to enable the uplink of the TRT news platform (from Turkey) to [...]

EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite brings Echourouk News in HD in Algeria

Echourouk News, the news channel of Algerias Echourouk Media has announced its selection of EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite, to broadcast its high definition (HD) version in Algeria. Echourouk News is a very popular channel in Algeria and provides news 24/7 from the Arab world in both Arabic and French language. The channel intends to [...]

Eutelsat adds up two new UHD TV channels to its line-up in MENA

Eutelsat Communications announce the launch of two new Ultra HD channels at its popular HOTBIRD video neighbourhood. Fashion TVs new Ultra HD channel, FTV UHD and Travelxp 4K have concluded multi-year contracts with Eutelsat to leverage HOTBIRDs market-leading penetration into cable and IPTV networks across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. FTV UHD made [...]

DStv launches 11 HD channels

DStv, the digital satellite TV service in Africa owned by MultiChoice, has got some great news for its viewers. 11 HD channels are now available on its platform as from today, October 17. Customers will be served with crystal clear quality content experience. The channels accessible are BBC First HD, History HD, Crime & Investigation [...]

Globecast partners with Eutelsat to elevates transition to HD and Ultra HD

Eutelsat communications, the satellite provider providing coverage over numerous countries including the MEA, and Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has signed a strategic partnership deal for the renewal and increase of transponder use across the HOTBIRD broadcast satellites. Actually, the new HOTBIRD 4k2 HDR channel is showing sports, cultural and wildlife content. The [...]

Starz Play and Ooredoo partner for Arabic series in 4K and HD

Starz Play, the streaming video-on-demand service delivering HD content in 17 countries across the middle East and North African regions, has revealed its partnership with Ooredoo Qatar (Ooredoo TV and Mozaic TV) to offer content in premium 4K and HD Arabic series. The two companies signed a multi-year pact last year to offer smart entertainment [...]