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 (26°E), 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 (26°E) 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.