YahLive inks Saudi HD channel pact
Abu Dhabi, October 17, 2012
YahLive, the UAE-based satellite broadcast platform, has signed an agreement with Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information to broadcast six Saudi TV channels in High Definition (HD) exclusively on YahLive’s satellite platform.
With this deal, TV 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, said a statement from YahLive.
This agreement makes YahLive the first and only satellite broadcast platform to offer Saudi TV channels in HD, said YahLive CEO Mohamed Youssif after signing the agreement with Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Dr Abdulaziz Muhiddin Khoja in Jeddah recently.
"The Saudi partnership iss yet another step forward that demonstrated 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," he noted.
Commenting on the deal, 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."
"This partnership enables all viewers across the YahLive footprint to view select Saudi channels in HD, whilst introducing these channels for the first time as a group of channels in Southwest Asian regions," he added.
YahLive is a partnership company with Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite communications company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, and the global satellite operator SES.-TradeArabia News Service