Satnews Daily
February 14th, 2019

Arabsat's BADR-4 Satellite Delivering TRT Arabi HD via Globecast to Viewers

Arabsat has announced that the new TRT Arabi HD channels is available on the Arabsat BADR-4 DVB-S2 platform.

Artistic rendition of the Arabsat BADR-4 satellite.

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 their 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 video neighborhood. Arabsat BADR-4, located at 26 degrees East, is the leading distribution and Direct-to-Home (DTH) distribution platform serving the Arab region.

Executive Comments

Giorgio Giacomini, MD of Globecast in the Middle East, said the company has a longstanding relationship with TRT and Arabsat and the firm has 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.

Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO, Arabsat, added that just two years after the successful collaboration to launch TRT World HD on Arabsat BADR-4, the company has 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. In addition, the company continues to provide international and regional broadcast customers with a premium quality platform that delivers a highly cost-effective transmission model.