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Arabsat announces load distribution plan for Badr-4, -5, -6 satellites

Transition plan to accommodate growing broadcast demand at 26 degrees East

Arabsat has announced that within its strategic plans to support and develop TV broadcasting for its customers, a transition plan will be performed for load distribution between Badr-4, Badr-5 and Badr–6 satellites in order to accommodate the growing demand for TV broadcast services on Arabsat exclusive orbital position 26 degrees East, and to meet the increasing marketing and operational requirements to attract new customers.

Founded in 1976, Arabsat carries over 450 TV channels, 160 radio stations, three Pay-TV networks and a wide variety of HD channels reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 80 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Its reach includes an audience of over 170 million viewers in the MENA region alone from its video hotspot at 26 degrees East.

The following table shows the new frequencies for some of these TV channels:

Channel Dish Frequency Symbol Rate Polarity Code Rate /FEC
Russia Today-HD BADR-5 10730 MHz 27500 H  3/4
Tunis 1 BADR-4 12072 MHz 27500 H  3/4
Tunis 2 BADR-4 12072 MHz 27500 H  3/4
Hannibal BADR-4 12072 MHz 27500 H  3/4
Nessma TV BADR-6 11785 MHz 27500 V  3/4
Nessma K.TV BADR-6 11785 MHz 27500 V  3/4
Algeria A3 BADR-6 11747 MHz 27500 V  3/4
Cartoon Network Arabia BADR-6 11747 MHz 27500 V  3/4