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Pay-TV operator beIN Media is migrating its satellite transponder capacity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from Nilesat to Eutelsat.
beIN MEDIA GROUP 20 Oct 2017
Subscribers will be able to receive beIN channels via Eutelsat 8 degrees West immediately, although transmissions will also continue on Nilesat until 31 December 2018. After the 31 December, subscribers’ set top boxes will need to be reconfigured to avoid any interruptions. Most will be reconfigured automatically, beIN Media said.

“The switch of satellites provides an increase in platform security and control, and improved resilience overall. These efforts were made to ensure beIN Media Group can continue to provide its viewers and fans with its unrivalled library of entertainment, live sport action and major international events in the highest standards available across all its platforms,” the Qatar-based company said in a statement.

Following the switch, beIN Sports channels HD1, HD2, HD3, HD4, HD2 MAX and HD3 MAX are now available on Frequency MHz 11013. While beIN Sports channels HD, HD5, HD6, HD7, HD8 and HD9 can be found on Frequency MHz 11054.

Finally beIN Sports channels beIN News, HD10, HD1 MAX and HD4 MAX will be available on Frequency MHz 12604.

The move comes ahead of the pay-TV operator’s coverage of the Asian Cup football tournament, which kicks off on 5 January 2019.