IBC 2012: Arqiva, YahLive build European HD TV uplink hub

Editor | 10-09-2012

Arqiva has teamed up with YahLive to establish a European Hub from which the communications infrastructure and media services company will uplink HD TV services to the UAE satellite operator.

YahLive is a partnership company with Yahsat, the United Arab Emirates-based satellite communications company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, and satellite operator SES. In the deal with Arqiva, its viewers, across the MENA region, with access at 52.5 East, will now be able to enjoy European TV programming in HD.

Commenting on the new partnership, Mohamed Youssif, CEO of YahLive, said: “The signing of this agreement will enable YahLive to distribute a broader range of programming content on our satellite and is another example of YahLive fulfilling its ambition to be the region’s leading satellite service provider of HD…The highest quality HD, combined with YahLive’s growing bouquet of international TV channels, delivers the best HD TV experience to YahLive viewers.”

John Bozza Sales Director, Broadcast & Media, Arqiva, added “Arqiva will now fully support YahLive to drive forward as a premier HD location for the Middle East and North Africa. YahLive provides the highest quality of HD broadcasting services within the region. Through our new partnership, viewers in the Arab world will be able to explore and enjoy the highest-quality HD content live from Europe.”