- Kuwait TV now broadcasting nine HD channels exclusively from EUTELSAT 8 West B
- HD acceleration in Middle East and North Africa satellite TV landscape
Dubai, Paris, 23 March 2017– Kuwait TV, the official Kuwaiti state broadcaster and part of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, announced today at Cabsat Dubai that the new Al-Qurain TV channel has launched in its free-to-air HD platform hosted on the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite. The capacity used by Kuwait TV is provided by Gulfsat, Eutelsat’s long-term partner.
Launched one month ago, Al-Qurain TV is a heritage-based channel specialising in vintage Kuwaiti series and programmes. Kuwait TV, that amasses over 50 years of experience, broadcasts Kuwaiti-produced programmes in the Middle East and around the world. It completed the switch to HD through Gulfsat in 2015, coinciding with the arrival of EUTELSAT 8 West B. With the launch of this latest channel there are now nine Kuwait TV channels available free-to-air exclusively from EUTELSAT 8 West B in both SD and HD versions.
Ghassan Murat, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Eutelsat Dubai, said: “The addition of Al-Qurain TV to Kuwait TV’s platform is indicative of a new wave of growth enabled by our EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite, particularly for HD channels that have increased by 50% over the last year.”
Mohammed AlHaj, Chairman and CEO of Gulfsat, said: “We are delighted to support Kuwait TV’s new venture and to be part of the expansion of Kuwait’s broadcasting landscape.”
Meshal Al-Makled, Under Secretary of the Department of Engineering at the Kuwait Ministry of Information, added: “With the launch in 2015 of Kuwait TV’s all-HD platform via the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite, our country fully embraced key technological trends to give viewers the full benefits of superior image quality.”
Source: Eutelsat press release