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Arabsat takes mtv Lebanon from Nilesat

January 19, 2018

By Chris Forrester

Popular Lebanese general entertainment channel ‘mtv’ has switched allegiance and will now broadcast exclusively from Arabsat’s BADR-4 satellite at 26 degrees East.  The news confirms a contract between Arabsat and MTV Lebanon signed at the Dubai CabSat show earlier this week.

In addition, the new musical channel One TV also started broadcasted over satellite for the first time and only on Arabsat- Badr-6 satellite. mtv Lebanon & Arabsat has signed a long-term exclusivity agreement for both channels to start in 2018.

“mtv Lebanon is the pioneer channel in addressing self-regulation and a clear code of ethics since the creation of the channel in 1991,” declared Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat’s President/CEO. “Nevertheless, and since then mtv Lebanon has noticeably invested in delivering premium entertainment content to the region, a strategy that matches what Arabsat’s aspirations & therefore we are proud to have their channel on Arabsat Badr-4 at 26°E exclusively.”

“By choosing Badr satellites, mtv Lebanon HD and One TV will enrich the our TV neighbourhood at 26 degrees East , and Arabsat is committed to continue its efforts to attract premium broadcasters to provide to add value to Arab communities DTH experience, with crystal clear picture and first-class content,” Balkheyour added.

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