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Global television news network RT has further expanded both its overall geographic reach and its French-language coverage by introducing RT France HD in the MENA region via Yahlive’s MENA beam.

Yahlive 7March2019For the next three years, RT France HD will be added to the existing bouquet of the Abu Dhabi-based satellite joint venture between satellite operator SES and the UAE satellite company Yahsat, reaching more than 10 million households across Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco.

A long-term partner of Yahlive, RT renewed its agreement with Yahlive in 2018 to continue broadcasting RT International HD and RT Arabic HD. In the Middle East and North Africa region, RT enjoys a weekly audience of 11 million people across 15 countries and remains one of Yahlive’s key broadcasters in the region. In 2018, RT’s reach has significantly increased across Yahlive’s Arabic-speaking communities, to 10.3 million DTH and 0.2 IPTV households or 42 million viewers, according to the SES Satellite Monitor, RT France will now bring local, regional, national and international stories to the French-speaking viewers in the region.

“We are happy to arrive on Yahlive, and contribute to the diversity of their offer,” commented RT France president Xenia Fedorova. “This expanded distribution positions us even more as the reference information channel that offers the French-speaking audiences in the region with a wide range of stories and different perspectives on the news.”

Added Yahlive chief operating officer Ammar Baranbo: “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 customer’s transmission needs, with the best possible signal quality.”