Arabsat partners with Talia for 10-channel uplink

The service will offer both SD and HD channel uplinks covering Iraq
Khalid Balkheyour, president and CEO, Arabsat.
Khalid Balkheyour, president and CEO, Arabsat.

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Arabsat has partnered with Talia Limited to provide a 10-channel video uplink to the Arabsat Badr-7 satellite located at 26°E. 

The service will offer SD and HD channel uplinks and will create a new high-power Ku-band neighbourhood over Iraq. Content will be up-linked from the Talia Teleport in Raisting, Germany and monitored for quality in the Talia NOC in Erbil on the Badr-7 located at 26E.

With many content creators looking to new audiences, the neighbourhood of channels will provide a voice and original Iraqi-themed programming to millions of currently under-served citizens.

Alan Afrasiab, CEO and president of Talia, said: “This service will start with 10 channels but we believe this will expand as more broadcasters reach the growing number of viewers in the region.”

Khalid Balkheyour, president and CEO, Arabsat, said: “We have conducted cautious surveys during the course of selecting our teleport partner to launch Arabsat 1st DTH platform from Germany. We’ve reached the conclusion that Talia with its globally recognised brand in terms of adequate and reliable satellite and terrestrial networks offering various facilities connecting Middle east and Europe with high monitoring capabilities and quality of service that provide excellent solution to Arabsat DTH Services from Europe, of which shall provide Arabsat international and regional broadcasters with the optimum quality of service.

“We established a joint roadmap with Talia to develop Arabsat penetration into certain remarkable growing MENA markets, which Talia has already set up its distribution services and signal delivery for significant number of premium video channels.” 

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