At IBC, it was announced that Talia, a communications provider serving the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas, is to partner with Arabsat on a new 10-channel video uplink to the Arabsat Badr-7 satellite located at 26°E.
The service will offer both SD and HD channel uplinks and will form the basis of a new high-power Ku-band neighbourhood over Iraq. Content will be
up-linked from the Talia Teleport in Raisting, Germany and monitored for quality in the Talia NOC in Erbil on the Badr-7.
With many content creators looking to new audiences, the neighbourhood of channels will provide a voice and original Iraqi-themed programming to millions of currently underserved and underrepresented citizens.
Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat president and CEO, said: “We have conducted cautious surveys during the course of selecting our teleport partner to launch the first Arabsat DTH platform from Germany.
We’ve reached the conclusion that Talia, with its globally recognised brand in terms of reliable satellite and terrestrial networks, will provide Arabsat international and regional broadcasters with the optimum quality of service.
“Meanwhile, we have established a joint roadmap with Talia to develop Arabsat’s penetration into growing MENA markets, in which Talia has already established its distribution services and signal delivery for a significant number of premium video channels.”