Kuwait TV (KTV), the country’s public broadcaster and part of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, has revealed about the launching of Al-Qurain TV channel, a free-to-air (FTA) high-definition (HD) channel which is hosted by Eutelsat 8 West B satellite.

Al-Qurain TV offers vintage Kuwaiti series and programmes. It is a heritage-based channel. Proffering its audience with Kuwaiti-produced programmes in the Middle East and in other countries, Kuwait TV, now accounts to nine Kuwait TV channels, available free-to-air in both SD and HD versions.

Ghassan Murat, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Eutelsat Dubai, commented: “The addition of Al-Qurain TV to Kuwait TV’s platform is indicative of a new wave of growth enabled by our EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite, particularly for HD channels that have increased by 50% over the last year”.

“We are delighted to support Kuwait TV’s new venture and to be part of the expansion of Kuwait’s broadcasting landscape”, said Mohammed AlHaj, Chairman and CEO of Gulfsat.

At the other end, Meshal Al-Makled, Under Secretary of the Department of Engineering at the Kuwait Ministry of Information, added: “With the launch in 2015 of Kuwait TV’s all-HD platform via the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite, our country fully embraced key technological trends to give viewers the full benefits of superior image quality”.

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