Posted on: Monday 15 October, 2012 11:40
|Saudi TV Channels Exclusively On YahLive In High Definition
YahLive, the UAE-based satellite broadcast platform, and Ministry of Culture and Information in Saudi Arabia, announced today that six Saudi TV channels will be available in High Definition (HD) exclusively on YahLive’s satellite platform.
Television viewers across the GCC, Levant and South West Asia regions can now enjoy Saudi 1, Quran Kareem, El Sunnah, El Ekhbariya, El thaqafiya, and sport 1 in HD.
The agreement, which makes YahLive the first and only satellite broadcast platform to offer Saudi TV channels in HD, was signed by Dr. Abdulaziz Muhiddin Khoja, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture and Information, and Mohamed Youssif, CEO of YahLive, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 28th of September 2012.
Commenting on this announcement, Dr. Khoja said: “Saudi TV channels are the most popular channels in the Kingdom and have a long history of delivering programming content and services that are designed to meet the needs and expectations of viewers. As a part of the new HD revolution, we are delighted to launch our Saudi TV channels on YahLive, which is quickly developing as the exclusive home of HD in the region.”
“This partnership enables all viewers across the YahLive footprint to view these select Saudi channels in HD, whilst introducing these channels for the first time as a group of channels in Southwest Asian regions, and in superb High Definition.”
Mohamed Youssif, CEO of YahLive, said: “This partnership with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture and Information is yet another step forward that demonstrates our commitment to bringing a new era to TV viewing by integrating the highest HD quality services with an exclusive bouquet of the most popular TV channels and delivering it to our viewers on the YahLive platform.”
“The Saudi market in particular has been witnessing a number of positive, dynamic developments in the broadcasting sector, but the most significant is the advent of HD. We broadcast at 8 megabits per HD channel to give viewers true picture beauty and interaction that comes only with the HD experience.”
YahLive has benefited from the shared knowledge and experience of the satellite operator SES. Using SES’s extensive knowledge of HD TV, YahLive has developed a high-quality, robust and secure HD TV standard for its services in the region. SES operates 50 Direct-to-Home (DTH) platforms across the globe, carrying nearly 6,000 TV channels, of which, more than 1,000 are HD.
YahLive is a partnership company with Yahsat, the United Arab Emirates-based satellite communications company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, and the global satellite operator SES