Kurdish broadcaster Babylon takes extra capacity on Yahlive
| 18 November 2014
Iraq-based Babylon Media Company is leasing a transponder on Yahlive to add four or more channels to its existing 13 TV channels carried on the UAE-based satellite platform, operated by Yahsat and SES.
Korek TV and Kanal 4 TV – two of the new satellite channels – are aimed at the Kurdish community in Iraq, as well as across the Levant, Gulf, and South West Asia.
"We are looking to make an international presence, and we believe that Babylon Media will become a household name in the coming future with Yahlive as its partner," said Salwan Zaito, CEO, Babylon Media Company.
Sami Boustany, CEO, Yahlive, added: "We are delighted to welcome on board the additional new channels that will serve and meet the needs of the Greater Kurdistan, a key audience for us. This is also further testament that Yahlive is becoming the satellite of choice for viewers in Iraq and across the region."
The Babylon Media channels will be available via the Yahsat 1A satellite located in orbit at 52.5° East.