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Arabsat to Support EuroNews on BADR 4 Satellite

By | May 24, 2017
      Badr 4 BSS Ku-Band footprint

      BADR 4’s Broadcast Satellite Services (BSS) Ku-Band downlink footprint. Photo: Arabsat

      Arabsat announced the launch of Euronews’ new frequency on its wide coverage satellite BADR 4. Euronews joins other tier-one regional and international news channels run on Arabsat’s news frequency at 11996 MHz. Euronews’ original frequency will remain active until the end of May, while Arabsat viewers will be informed about the change via Arabsat’s linear and non-linear media distribution network.

      “This move supports our content strategy to deliver specialized video frequencies reflecting market demand to Arabsat audience across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Europe, and ensuring the best Free-To-Air (FTA) viewing experience at home,” said Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat’s president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

      BADR 4, also known as Arabsat 4B, has been in operation since 2006, and provides fixed satellite communications services from 26 degrees east. The satellite carries 22 C-band transponders and 12 Ku-band transponders.