du announced at CABSAT 2018 that it has partnered with Al Aan TV to add its main channel on the Arabsat satellite in high definition (HD). du is currently broadcasting the Standard Definition (SD) version of Al Aan TV on 7W orbital position and Jawna TV on Arabsat.
Supported by du’s HD Direct-To-Home (DTH) delivery service platform, one of the largest in the region, Al Aan TV is joining the club of Free-To-Air (FTA) channels offering its services in HD. Honouring its slogan, “Real News and Real Entertainment”, this move lines up with the channel’s vision to focus on further enriching the viewer’s daily experience.
Commenting on the new partnership, Hany Aly, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business, du, said: “This new partnership with Al Aan TV showcases du’s extensive broadcast services expertise and bears testament to our commitment to innovating and working with various partners to create and deliver solutions which optimise the end-user experience.”
He added: “We have emerged as the largest platform for DTH services in the region, and this has enabled us to offer free to air high definition in the most popular orbital positions in the MENA region. We are pleased to be partnering with Al Aan TV to enhance the quality of their experience for their viewers in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.”
“We are pleased to announce that we have chosen du to offer our new HD channel on Arabsat Satellite. du has been a long standing partner of ours and we look forward to expanding our services across the region, whilst further enriching the lives and viewership experience of our viewers,” said Rania Sayah, Head of the News Department at Al Aan TV.
During the event, the telco will also demonstrate its managed broadcast services, and its integrated suite of satellite, fibre networks, media asset management and over-the-top (OTT) solutions for high-quality management and distribution of content. The provision of such services is enabled by du’s world-class Teleport in Jebel Ali, Dubai, for which it was lauded with a Tier 3 certification under the World Teleport Association’s (WTA) Teleport Certification Program, the only teleport in the Middle East region to receive this prestigious certification.
The recently concluded 24th edition of CABSAT, the largest broadcast and satellite communications event in the region, serves as a global platform for both regional and international carriers active within the Middle East market.