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Icareus has agreed a deal with Abu Dhabi media hub twofour54 to deliver its Icareus Playout EPG broadcast platform to the new satellite uplink provided by twofour54 and Arabsat.
Arabsat Icareus 24May2019
The platform will see use be in managing and distributing EPG data of the local broadcasters in UAE and MENA that wish to reach millions of viewers through the new satellite services.

The Icareus EPG is said to offer a scalable and versatile EPG platform that will enable twofour54 to support multiple broadcasters on Arabsat’s satellite. The EIT information can be automatically ingested from different sources such as live streams, XML and text files. twofour54 will be responsible for the sales, integration and operating of Icareus Playout EPG for Arabsat.

A twofour54 spokesperson said: “We have been very happy to work with Icareus in our first common project. We highly value their professionality, experience and reactivity in providing the state-of-the-art EPG platform tailored to our exact requirements. Icareus versatile datacasting and HbbTV solutions with complementary video cloud will give us an excellent roadmap to work with our customers in UAE and MENA regions.”

Icareus director Mikko Karppinen added: “As the satellite TV sector in MENA is experiencing a rapid change and requiring even higher quality we are very proud to be part of this change, towards a better TV experience. Our Icareus Playout will provide a platform on which Arabsat and twofour54 can rely and build their future services, both linear and hybrid.”

twofour54 and Arabsat recently launched a new set of satellite TV channels on the Arabsat Badr-4 satellite. The agreement enables twofour54 partners and broadcasters across the region the ability to distribute content to a huge audience directly from the free zone.