TRT today announced the launch of the new HD variant of its Arabic language channel, TRT Arabi in HD, significantly enhancing the viewing quality of the channel for its international audience. This has been made possible via a multi-year agreement with Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, and TRT strategic partner Turksat, Turkey’s first and unique satellite operator.
TRT Arabi can to be viewed in HD across Europe and the MENA region via three major satellites: Hotbird, Badr 4 and Eutelsat 7 West A. TRT Arabi HD is part of the Turkish Broadcasting Corporation (TRT) and is an Arabic language news and documentary channel broadcasting to Arabic speakers. It launched officially on January 7th.
As a strategic partner to TRT, Turksat has been working extensively with Globecast to provide the technical broadcast solutions needed to launch the new HD service. Globecast is providing connectivity and uplink distribution services using its unique reach to access the three satellites. Globecast has a longstanding relationship with Arabsat and Eutelsat enabling it to distribute TRT Arabi in HD to Europe and the MENA region on highly penetrated video neighborhoods.
Murat Akgüç, Deputy Director General Of TRT, said, “We have a very strong relationship with both Globecast and Turksat, including the very successful launch of TRT World globally in 2017. Expanding our relationship with them for the launch of the HD variant of TV Arabi was an obvious choice as we trust their technical expertise, customer service and their relationships with satellite operators. It has, as always, been a pleasure to work with them and we’re excited to bring HD quality to our audience.”
Cenk Sen, Director General of Turksat said, “Turkey’s first and only international satellite operator Turksat is proud to play an important role in HD variant of TRT Arabi’s satellite agreements with Globecast. With this agreement, TRT Arabi will strengthen its position to become a local voice of Turkey across the region where we share culture and land. As Turksat, we are proud to share our experience for this agreement which will benefit both TRT Arabi and Turkey.”
Giorgio Giacomini, MD of Globecast in the Middle East, said, “It’s great to be so closely involved with the launch of the HD variant of TV Arabi as we believe this significantly enhances the channel’s appeal. It has been a great team effort to bring this to fruition and we look forward to the continuing expansion of our relationship.”
The reception parameters for TRT Arabi HD are:
|Satellite||Hotbird (13°E)||Badr 4 (26°E)||Eutelsat 7 West A (7.3°W)|
|Downlink Frequency||11 566 Mhz||12 073 Mhz||11 258 Mhz|
|Symbol Rate||29 900||27 500||27 500|
Globecast helps customers to manage content and to deliver it wherever, however and whenever required. The company provides agile and seamless content acquisition, management and distribution services globally, constantly innovating and investing in new technologies to create customer-centric new services. Globecast has created the number one global hybrid fiber and satellite network for video contribution and distribution. It delivers any type of video service including: TV Everywhere OTT, satellite, cable, video-on-demand, using CDNs and cloud-enabled media solutions. It supplies Content Acquisition, Aggregation and Distribution (CAAD) services to over 130 networks|
About TRT Arabi
TRT Arabi HD, part of the Turkish Broadcasting Corporation (TRT), is an official organization broadcasting locally and internationally, from Turkey to the world, and includes several stations and channels covering all areas and interests.
TRT Arabi HD aims to bring a new point of view to world journalism with its Arabic broadcast streaming, rich news and documentary content and to be “arabic audience’s channel” with objective and courageous reporting principles. It will be an arabic news platform that is putting human at the center of the news as a messenger of the positive change and showing different sides of the same news. By incorporating screen faces that have experiences in prestigious channels and especially by catching the developing technology, TRT Arabi is among the live TV channels that broadcast through social media and internet.
Tu?rksat Uydu Haberles?me Kablo TV ve I?s?letme A.S?. (Turksat) is one of the world’s leading companies providing all sorts of satellite communications through the satellites of Tu?rksat as well as the other satellites. Providing services for voice, data, internet, TV, and radio broadcasting through the satellites across a wide area extending from Europe to Asia, Tu?rksat is able to provide flexible solutions aimed at customers’ needs in regions where no terrestrial infrastructure is available. Bringing different languages and cultures together by means of its global solutions in satellite communications, Tu?rksat provides cable broadcasting services as well for its domestic subscribers through its existing cable infrastructure. Furthermore, Tu?rksat operates the e-Government Portal within the scope of its information services and conducts projects for the provision of public services electronically.