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CCTV Arabic channel launched


On July 25, China Central Television (CCTV) launched its international Arabic-language channel to promote the communication and mutual understanding between China and the Arab world.


This new 24-hour channel covers the Middle East and North Africa through the satellites BADR 6 and Atlantic Bird 4.  Viewers can use the digital satellite receivers to auto-search the channel or add the channel according to the following two sets of parameters:


I. Satellite: BADR 6 

Satellite Provide: Arabsat

Orbital Position: 26.0 degrees East

Transponder Number: 4

Downlink frequency: 11.785 GHz

Downlink Polarisation: Vertical

FEC: 3/4


I. Satellite: Atlantic Bird 4

Satellite Provide: Eutelsat

Orbital Position: 7.0 degrees West

Transponder Number: 8

Downlink frequency: 11.355 GHz

Downlink Polarisation: Vertical

FEC: 3/4

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