News Satellite

BBC Arabic renews agreement with Arabsat

BBC Arabic television have announced the long term renewal of their agreement on Arabsat BADR-4  at 26°E which covers the entire MENA region and most of Western Europe.

The service will continue to be offered on the frequency on Arabsat BADR-4 among many other leading international and regional news channels, which can be received through the Middle East, North Africa & Europe with the minimum receive dish size.

BBC Arabic is pleased to extend its commitment to Arabsat at 26°E as a key means of reaching its audience across North Africa and in the Middle East. This new contract will extend the partnership to 15 years of delivery of our free to air radio and television services.

Sam Farah, Head of BBC Arabic said: “It is good news that we are continuing this partnership and continuing to reach our audiences in these places. BBC Arabic TV will be bringing viewers new programmes as well as their existing favourite flagship shows.”

“We are thrilled to extend our long partnership and cooperation with BBC Arabic, one of the most trusted news brands and look forward to continue to offer their unique expertise in bringing the key stories of the region and the world to Arab audiences,” said Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat President and CEO. “This move supports our content strategy to deliver specialised video frequencies reflecting market demand to Arabsat audience across the MENA and Europe and ensuring the best Free-To-Air viewing experience at home.”


Arabsat’s BBC Arabic frequency:

Satellite: Arabsat BADR-4 @ 26° East

Coverage: MENA & Europe

Frequency: 11996 MHz

Polarity: Horizontal

Symbol Rate: 27500

FEC: 3/4

Transmission: DVB-S

Modulation: QPSK