Middle-East gets first 3D channel
By Chris Forrester

YahLive, the new all-HDTV satellite operator, has added 3DTV to its line up. YahLive broadcasts from Abu Dhabi and the 52.5 degrees East slot for Middle East and North Africa viewers. YahLive is a partnership between YahSat and SES.

High TV 3D, a Los Angeles and Hong Kong-based 3D broadcaster founded in 2010, is exclusively adding its 24/7 3D content to YahLive’s existing programming options.

High TV 3D says it will broadcast 400 hours of native 3D content during its first year and add 500 new hours of native 3D content every year. Negotiations with other pay-TV satellite, Cable, IPTV, OTT platforms and commercial properties are ongoing.

Commenting on the partnership, Mohamed Youssif, CEO of YahLive, said: “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”.