Arabsat has announced that Al Maghribia is now available on Arabsat-5C, an Arabic satellite platform, for direct-to-home services over Africa.

Al Maghribia, one of the leading channels of SNRT ( Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision) broadcasts in Arabic, Amazigh and French.

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Arabsat-5C at 20° East is designed to serve the African broadcasting market, matching the specific technical requirements with the growing demand across the continent. Arabsat-5C has a huge footprint, equipped with a C-band beam which covers 100% of African satellite TV households and needs only the minimum required dish size to receive its channels.

“The launch of Al Maghribia on Arabsat-5C comes as part of our core mission to connect Arabic societies across the world; we provide African, Arab and Islamic communities with the largest possible choice of free-to-air TV channels in Africa,” says Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat president & CEO.

“Furthermore, the broadcasting of Al Maghribia via Arabsat-5C highlights the continued successful Arabsat and SNRT partnership. This is expanding across additional territories beyond MENA, helping grow the reach of the existing direct-to-home portfolio of channels active on Arabsat-5C, and supporting the addition of more leading channels on Arabsat-5C in the very near future.”

Arabsat is exhibiting at IBC2019 on Stand 1.B38.