Starting on January 7th, Arabsat is pleased to announce that the new TRT Arabi HD channels are available on the Arabsat BADR-4 DVB-S2 platform.
TRT Arabi (عربي TRT) is an Arabic language channel from TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation), broadcasting to Arabic-speaking audiences in Turkey and the Middle East, 24 hours-a-day, bringing news, documentaries as well as soap operas from Turkey across the region.
Globecast is expanding its longstanding relationship with Arabsat, providing the technical broadcast solutions needed to launch the new HD service and to distribute TRT Arabi HD content to the Arab region on Arabsat’s highly penetrated video neighborhood. Arabsat BADR-4, located at 26 East degrees, is the leading distribution and Direct-to-Home distribution platform serving the Arab region.
Giorgio Giacomini, MD of Globecast in the Middle East, said, “We have a longstanding relationship with both TRT and Arabsat and we’ve worked closely with them, providing a range of technical services, for the launch of TRT Arabi in HD. The move to HD is important, significantly enhancing the viewer experience. We are very pleased to have expanded our relationship with both partners.”
“We are thrilled to announce another remarkable milestone in the established cooperation and partnership between Arabsat and Globecast,” says Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO, Arabsat. “Just two years after the successful collaboration to launch TRT World HD on Arabsat BADR-4, we have now accomplished the distribution of TRT Arabi in HD, which will join other leading global news networks active on the Arabsat BADR-4 DVB-S2 platform, -all in HD quality. This brings Arabsat audiences the best picture quality with an exclusive portfolio of top-ranked news channels.”. “Alongside this, we continue to provide our international and regional broadcast customers with a premium quality platform that delivers a cost-effective transmission model at the highest quality.”