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Arabsat to broadcast TV5 Monde channels on new Arabsat Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform

Arabsat and TV5 Monde have announced the broadcast of both TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD and TV5 Monde Style HD on the newly launched Arabsat Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform. It exclusively carries many premium and highly viewed HD international channels, broadcasted as Free-to-Air across the Middle East and North Africa via the coverage of Arabsat BADR-4, which can be viewed with minimum receive dish size.

Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat President & CEO, said: “Arabsat continues to be the supporting pillar of the HD movement in the Middle East & North Africa. Indeed, we rely on our international partners like TV5 Monde to offer Arabsat’s audience 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 DVB-S2 platform as the ultimate solution to expand their businesses and broadcast more HD channels over MENA, with a reliable cost-efficient solution.”

“By upgrading in DVBS 2 and reconfiguring TV5 Monde Maghreb-Orient HD and TV5 Monde Style HD on the same satellite, Badr 4, on the same multiplex, Arabsat, one of the oldest of TV5 Monde’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 TV5 Monde CEO