Al Jazeera channels shift MENA frequency


Rebecca Hawkes

| 01 October 2015

Al Jazeera's channels across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will be moving frequency from their existing Nilesat position on 1 October.

Viewers on the 10992V and 11636V satellite frequencies will experience a permanent blackout from then, and will have to retune to 10971 V. This latter frequency will only become available from 1 October.

"This change is part of Al Jazeera's continuous pursuit of the latest technologies in the world of satellite and digital broadcasting. The new frequency will provide transmission with higher quality and power than the previous ones on the same orbital position. It will be placed on the newly launched Eutelsat satellite in the same orbit," said Ibrahim Nassar, manager of teleport, Al Jazeera.

The affected channels are: Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Mubasher, Al Jazeera Documentary, and Al Jazeera America.