Category Archives: HD / 4K

Du to introduce DTH platform in HD with Eutelsat 7W

Du, the Integrated Telecommunications Company, is launching its new HD DTH platform in the Middle East and North Africa region.  The company will be using the DVB-S2 transponder which has been leased recently on Eutelsats 7W satellite. The new development has been optimized for the rapid growth of the regions markets. Fahad AlHassawi, chief commercial [...]

Saudi Telecom goes for live HD TV Broadcast Network

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the Saudi-Arabia based telecommunications company, is partnering with Net Insight, the media transport and resource scheduling service provider. With the latters Saudi partner, Advanced Communication and Electronics Systems (ACES), Net Insight will provide modern broadcast media network. This will result in STC creating new and very efficient workflows with the broadcast [...]

Public broadcaster of Morocco opts EVS for HD transitions

The SNRT (Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision), the public broadcaster of Morocco, strikes a deal with EVS Broadcast Equipment SA, the company offering live video production technology, for the delivery of fully-centralised HD news production infrastructure. Ten television channels will be operated by SNRT, using the EVS technology with its transitions to HD. [...]

Ooredoo introduces first 4K/UHD channels with Harmonic in Middle East

Harmonic, the video delivery infrastructure has declared that Ooredoo, the worldwide telecommunications operator has introduced the first 4K TV channels in the Middle East region. The new channel is called the FunBox UHD and C4K360 and uses the latest ElectraTM video compression solution for the IP environments. Offering a combination of 24/7 programming, the new [...]

SES, SPI/ Filmbox sign capacity deal to distribute HD channels in Latin America

The satellite operator SES announced that it has signed a multi-year capacity agreement with SPI International/Filmbox Channels Group to support the companys expansion in Latin America and distribute its HD channels in the region through satellite NSS-806. SPI will extend its reach in Latin America thanks to the C-band capacity of the satellite, which covers [...]

Arabsat and Globecast partners to introduce TRT World HD

Arabsat, the communications satellite operator in Saudi Arabia is linking up with Globecast, the global solutions provider, to launch TRT World in high definition on Arabsats Badr-6 satellite at 26o E. Globecast will provide connectivity through its seamless fibre network and Paris NOC to enable the uplink of the TRT news platform (from Turkey) to [...]

Eutelsat reaches the brink of 1000 HD channels

Eutelsat, the satellite provider, has recently revealed reaching the threshold of 1000 HD channels. This has been followed by the addition of 240 HD channels last year, thus amounting the total to 1000 HD channels across two years. The 7/8 degrees West position hosted by Eutelsat and Nilesat satellites has up to150 HD channels in [...]

EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite brings Echourouk News in HD in Algeria

Echourouk News, the news channel of Algerias Echourouk Media has announced its selection of EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite, to broadcast its high definition (HD) version in Algeria. Echourouk News is a very popular channel in Algeria and provides news 24/7 from the Arab world in both Arabic and French language. The channel intends to [...]