26E: Rotana HD - a new channel in HD distinction

Rotana, which operates the TV channel specializing in movies and music via satellites Nilesat (7 W) and Badr (26E), and radio stations started technical tests of the new HD programming services Rotana.

Rotana HD is a series of thematic programs on the SD channels in high definition televisions (HDTVs), which started technical tests on Badr 6 at the satellite orbital position 26 degrees East, which has recently significantly expanded range of HD content.

Rotana HD technical parameters:
Baddr 6 (26E) freq 11.842 GHz, pol. H, SR 27500, FEC 3/4, DVB-S/QPSK

Rotana HD broadcasts on the same transponder as the other channels - Rotana Music, Rotana Clip, Rotana Khalijiah, Rotana Cinema and Rotana Zaman.

Rotana HD signal is encrypted. Revenue from transponder Badr 6 in Central Europe is possible with a parabolic diameter from about 200 cm.

This year, News Corp. has invested $ 70 million acquisition of 9.09 percentage television billionaire Rotana Al Walid ben Talal. News Corp. mogul Rupert Murdoch wants the 18 months to double its share - that is 18.18%. In return, Al Walid controls 7 percent of News Corp.