YahLive brings 24-hour 3D TV to Middle East

Rebecca Hawkes ©RapidTVNews | 07-02-2012

High TV 3D, the US-based three dimensional entertainment channel, is to launch free to air in the Middle East and North Africa, courtesy of UAE satellite broadcaster YahLive.

"I am delighted to bring our viewers not only the highest level of HD programming but also the only 3D channel in the Middle East today. The revolution in TV entertainment technology combined with the amazing price drops, has driven consumers to acquire 3D smart TVs at a phenomenal rate. Now millions of viewers in the Middle East and North Africa will be able to enjoy High TV 3D, only on YahLive," said Mohamed Youssif, chief executive, YahLive.
The channel broadcasts a variety of content, covering the genres of news, entertainment, drama, comedy, films, and fashion in addition to reality TV shows produced in-house. High TV 3D will broadcast 400 hours of native 3D content during its first year and add 500 new hours of native 3D content every year.
"The Middle East and North Africa is an important market for High TV 3D and we are excited to be the first and only channel that brings the very best in 3D lifestyle and entertainment programming to audiences across the whole region," said Eric Klein, chief executive, High TV 3D.
"We plan to be carried on as many platforms as possible in the shortest possible time," he said, adding that High TV 3D is in negotiation for distribution with other satellite pay TV, cable, internet protocol television (IPTV), and over the top (OTT) operators.
YahLive broadcasts via the UAE YahSat Y1A satellite positioned at 52.5 degrees East - 11,976.82 GHZ Horizontal.