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TRT Arabi launches in HD

Via multi‐year agreement with Globecast and Turksat

TRT has announced the launch of TRT Arabi in HD, the new high-definition version of its Arabic language news and documentary channel.

Through a multi‐year agreement with Globecast and Turksat, the enhanced service can be viewed across Europe and the MENA region via three major satellites: Hotbird, Badr 4 and Eutelsat 7 West A.

Turksat director general Cenk Sen said: “With this agreement, TRT Arabi will strengthen its position to become a local voice of Turkey across the region where we share culture and land. As Turksat, we are proud to share our experience for this agreement which will benefit both TRT Arabi and Turkey.”

Giorgio Giacomini, MD of Globecast in the Middle East, added: “It’s great to be so closely involved with the launch of the HD variant of TV Arabi as we believe this significantly enhances the channel’s appeal. It has been a great team effort to bring this to fruition and we look forward to the continuing expansion of our relationship.”