Iraqi Media Network launches satellite broadcast service

Monday, July 15th, 2013
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Iraqi Broadcast platform on Arabsat from Baghdad

RIYADH; BAGHDAD — The Satellite TV Broadcast Platform has been built at the headquarters of the Iraqi Media Network in Baghdad, to broadcast a bouquet, on Arabsat satellites on its Hot Spot 26° East. This bouquet includes all the Radio & the TV Programmers for all TV channels currently operating from inside or outside Iraq which crown the mutual cooperation efforts between Arab Satellite communications organization and the Iraqi Media Network to develop both audio – Visual Media infrastructure in the Republic of Iraq.

Mr. Mohammed Abdul-Jabbar Al-Shabout Director General of the Iraqi Media Network stated that launching of this bouquet will enable the Iraqi and the Arab viewers to watch all their favorite channels on a single frequency across the Middle East and North Africa and large parts of Asia and Europe. One advantage of this bouquet is granting a free and competitive subscriptions, as well as dispense the fixed broadcasters, satellite middleware, which will save the high operating costs for each channel, with the continued high reliability transmission, as Arabsat has a full back up in the orbit on the Arabsat exclusive Hot Spot 26° East.

Eng. Khalid bin Ahmed Balkheyour president and CEO of Arabsat expressed his happiness on this occasion, saying, “Launching of the Iraqi bouquet came in furtherance of the distinctive relationship and cooperation with, as Arabsat whereby built a digital satellite broadcast platform in Baghdad, hoping for further developed cooperation between the Iraqi Media Network and Arabsat”

Viewers can follow the Iraqi bouquet at the following frequency:
10,850 MHz polarization / Horizontal معدل الترميز 27,500 , FEC 3/4