YahLive adds Gem Sports TV for live Olympics coverage

Louise Duffy | 07-08-2012

UAE satellite operator YahLive has added Gem Sports TV to its Middle East bouquet. Viewers in the Gulf region will now be able to watch live TV coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Mohamed Youssif, CEO of YahLive, said: “The recent rights acquisition and agreement for Gem Sports TV to broadcast the 2012 London Olympics via the YahLive satellite will enable TV viewers across the Gulf region to experience the Olympic Games in ultimate HD, and is a natural extension of our long-standing partnership with Gem TV.”

Saeed Karimian, chairman of Gem Group, added: “We are very happy to strengthen our partnership with Yahlive and launch Gem Sports that will broadcast the coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

“We chose YahLive exclusively because its orbital location of 52.5 degrees East provides an optimal line of sight for direct reception within the Gulf area.

"Gem Sports will transmit its Olympics TV coverage in HD and SD on a 24/7 basis for the duration of the Olympic Games, in three different languages – Arabic, English and Farsi.”