Echourouk News, the news channel of Algeria’s 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 reinforce its five channels (Echourouk SD, Echourouk HD, Echourouk News SD, Echourouk News HD and Benna TV) in North Africa, with the selection of Eutelsat’s video satellites at 7/8 degrees.

Ali Fodil, Managing Director and founder of the Echourouk Group, said: “With the launch last December of our all-news channel in HD via the EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite, we are fully embracing key technological trends and giving viewers the benefit of the superior image quality”.

On the other hand, Michel Azibert, Commercial and Development Director of Eutelsat, said: “With this new agreement our EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite is anchored as the key platform for Echourouk, serving its needs for contribution links and broadcasting direct to millions of viewers in digital and in High Definition. We are delighted to support Echourouk’s new venture and to be part of the expansion of Algeria’s broadcasting landscape”.