MBC brings PRO Sports and HD channels to Arabsat

Based on its strategic partnership with Arabsat to broadcast all MBC channels, MBC HD bouquet and MBC PRO Sports are being exclusively broadcast via the Arabsat satellite fleet on the orbital position 26°E, with full coverage over MENA & North Africa, switching off any broadcasting of these channels on other satellite operators over the middle East & North Africa. This shift comes as an incremental step for all MBC channels to be broadcast on Arabsat satellites based on a strategic partnership agreement signed by Arabsat and MBC Group back on August 2016.

“Today we are proceeding with what we started back on August 2016 when we inaugurated our strategic partnership with Arabsat by broadcasting MBC HD bouquet and MBC PRO SPORTS exclusively on Arabsat satellites sustaining the shift process of broadcasting MBC channels on Arabsat,” said Sam Barnett, CEO of MBC Group.

“We are aiming at completing our shift to Arabsat to provide our viewers with an incredible range of safe and anti-piracy TV entertainment with crystal clear picture and sound quality using the latest broadcasting technology available around the clock,” added Barnett.

“We are extremely proud of the MBC trust in Arabsat satellites capabilities and extremely happy, at the same time, with the development of our strategic partnership with the Group that goes back to the beginning of TV satellite broadcasting in the region. This agreement will further grow our HD neighborhood and will reinforce our HD dominance in MENA, turning our exclusive orbital position 26 ͦ E into the favorable destination for the Arab viewer. We are currently working closely with many other TV entities to broadcast exclusively on Arabsat satellites,” said Khalid Balkhyour, President & CCO of Arabsat.

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