BBC World News will be offered as a high definition (HD) feed across the Middle East when it launches its international HD channel on Arabsat. Arabsat will be the BBC’s first distribution partner in the Middle East to offer the news channel in HD. It is currently available in Asia Pacific and North America.
Colin Lawrence, Distribution Director for BBC Global News, says: “We are pleased to be able to partner with Arabsat to launch BBC World News HD across the Middle East, bringing our audience closer to the news than ever before. BBC World News HD will showcase our commitment to impartial and high quality journalism, and will showcase our news programmes at their best.”
Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO of Arabsat, adds: “We are very proud of the long-term partnership with BBC and value their confidence in Arabsat. We are pleased to be the first satellite operator to bring BBC World News HD to its viewers in the region. Known for its professionalism and impartiality, the BBC enjoys a very good reputation and a wide range of viewers and followers in the Middle East.”
BBC World News HD can be viewed on: ARABSAT Badr6, frequency: 11,785 MHz (vertical) QPSK, symbol rate: 27.5MSymb/s, FEC: 3/4