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Cartoon Network Arabic goes HD

by Jason Saundalkar on Mar 5, 2012

YahLive's Mohamed Youssif and TBS' Alan Musa signed the HD agreement at CabSat.
YahLive's Mohamed Youssif and TBS' Alan Musa signed the HD agreement at CabSat.

Cartoon Network Arabic is now viewable in High Definition (HD) thanks to an agreement between UAE-based satellite broadcaster YahLive and Turner Broadcasting Systems (TBS). The HD channel will only be viewable via YahLive’s satellite service for the duration of the agreement.

Commenting on the agreement Mohamed Youssif, CEO of YahLive, said, “Our new HD partnership with Turner Broadcasting Systems is another clear example of YahLive achieving its strategic vision to become the HD hotspot for the region. The addition of the Cartoon Network Arabic to our bouquet means that young people, across the region, have the opportunity to experience their favorite TV shows in quality HD.”

The agreement was signed during last week’s CabSat exhibition by Alan Musa, TBS’s Vice President and General Manager for the Middle East–Africa region, and Mohamed Youssif, CEO of YahLive. The partnership brings Cartoon Network’s Arabic speaking fans across the region HD content.

Alan Musa, TBS Vice President and General Manager for the Middle East-Africa region explained, “We are excited to launch Cartoon Network Arabic channel in HD enriching our audience’s viewing experience. YahLive are the perfect partner in the region to help achieve our goals in providing our content in the highest quality possible.”

YahLive has benefited from the knowledge and experience of satellite operator SES. Using SES’ knowledge of HD TV, YahLive has developed its own 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.


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