Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) announced that Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) has signed a contract to broadcast two free-to-air satellite channels, ‘Dubai TV’ and ‘Dubai Sports’ throughout the Asia-Pacific region on AsiaSat 5.
Dubai TV, the state TV channel of the Emirate of Dubai, broadcasts events and activities taking place in Dubai and in the UAE along with local news, financial programmes and Arabic family dramas to a wide global audience. The Dubai Sports Channel is dedicated to featuring major tournaments such as the Dubai World Cup, Dubai Open Tennis, World Powerboat Championship, the UAE Football League and other important world sporting events and sports documentaries.
“AsiaSat 5 is well known as the leading distribution platform for Middle Eastern programming, as it offers the greatest choice of Arabic content for Arab communities in Asia and Australasia. We are excited to join AsiaSat 5 to further expand our viewership and international reach through its unprecedented coverage across a vast area from Turkey and Egypt in the west to Australia and New Zealand in the east allowing instantaneous access to pay TV platforms, terrestrial networks, hotel networks, embassies and individual homes across Asia,” said Ahmad Al Shaikh, managing director of Dubai Media Incorporated.
“With the addition of Dubai TV and Dubai Sports channels to our existing impressive bouquet of over 40 Middle Eastern TV and radio programmes on AsiaSat 5, we expand our commitment to providing the best and most comprehensive Middle Eastern entertainment to the Arabic-speaking communities across the Asia-Pacific region,” said William Wade, president and CEO of AsiaSat.