RT has expanded its distribution partnership with Yahlive, a joint venture between SES and Yahsat, an Emirati satellite operator based in Abu Dhabi. RT France, the French-language news channel of the RT group based in the Paris media district of Boulogne-Billancourt, completes Yahlive’s bouquet of television channels. RT France will be available in HD for more than 10 million households in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco for the next three years.
“We are happy to be featured on Yahlive and contribute to the diversity of their offering,” said Xenia Fedorova, President of RT France (pictured). “This expanded distribution positions us even more as the reference information channel that offers the region’s Francophone audience a wide range of stories and different perspectives on the news. Our audiences in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, in particular, have an appetite for the diversity of sources of information, and that’s what we want to bring them.”
A long-time partner of Yahlive, the RT group has also renewed in 2018 its partnership with the satellite transmission company to continue broadcasting RT International HD and RT Arabic HD originally signed in 2012.
Ammar Baranbo, Chief Operating Officer at Yahlive, commented: “We are excited to extend our long-term partnership and cooperation with RT and look forward to continuing to bring key regional and international stories to our audiences in the Middle East and North Africa. This partnership is a reflection of the technical excellence provided by Yahsat’s Al Yah1 satellite which allows us to deliver high-quality content based on our customers transmission needs, with the best possible signal quality.”