Fashion One, the international channel for fashion, entertainment and lifestyle, is now available live for the first time across the Middle East and North Africa on the YahLive television platform in true 1080i native High Definition.
The international television network caters to the audience in the region with content covering the very latest in fashion, entertainment, luxury brands and lifestyle news, while profiling A-list celebrities, holiday destinations and red carpet events. Fashion One also delivers a strong line-up of original programming from reality shows, documentaries to beauty tips and street styling.
The channel will debut with two original programmes, 'Design Genius' and 'Fashion Frontline'. Design Genius is a fashion-packed reality series where designers from around the world are provided with unconventional materials from which they have to make haute couture garments within a strict time frame. Fashion Frontline is a fashion news series delivering the most current and relevant news related to fashion. Viewers will also be able to enjoy an on-going lifestyle series Beauty Fix and Yoga, Health and Well-being.
Fashionistas across the region can tune into Fashion One simply by adding a small 40-50 cm satellite dish directed at the YahSat Y1A satellite at 52.5o East. YahLive carries one-half of MENA's approximately 100 HD channels and aims to add 15-20 more channels before year-end 2013.
Mohamed Youssif, CEO of YahLive, said: "When Fashion One goes live on our YahLive, celebrities, fashion and brands are brought to life in the best-in-class high definition. As the home of HD, YahLive is delighted to have Fashion One HD be a part of our growing channel bouquet and the latest addition to the region's exclusive HD hotspot."
Ashley Jordan, CEO of Fashion One stated: "We are excited to launch Fashion One HD to our fans in the Middle East and North Africa and also to YahLive viewers who have a passion for fashion. The latest trends and fashion from all aspects of life will be revealed on the channel, which will be broadcasted in crystal clear high definition for sophisticated and fashion-forward audiences in the region."
YahLive is the exclusive HD hotspot for the MENA region, delivering a rich mix of 50 High Definition channels in vibrant high definition. The addition of Fashion One is a perfect fit for the YahLive platform, bringing a new dimension of innovative lifestyle and reality shows along with programmes that focus on fitness, nutrition and general well-being.
YahLive, the High Definition (HD) television satellite platform for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, was presented with the Highly Commended ‘Satellite Services Provider of the Year’ award at the Digital Studio Awards 2013 event on Wednesday March 13, at the Westin Hotel, Dubai.
Commenting on the award, Mohamed Youssif, CEO of YahLive, said: “We are delighted to be recognised as the Middle East and North Africa’s leading satellite service provider and will continue to honour our commitment as the region’s exclusive HD hotspot to delivering the best quality satellite broadcast technology and services to our partners and viewers.”
YahLive has created an exclusive HD bouquet comprising a rich mix of 50 quality HD channels including those from Saudi TV, Dubai Media Incorporated, Abu Dhabi Media, Cartoon Network Arabia, MBC and channels from Europe that appeal to a diverse audience.
A joint venture company with Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite communications company and global satellite operator SES, YahLive broadcasts 50 percent of all HD channels in the MENA region which can be viewed with the simple installation of a small 45-60 cm dish
Now in its ninth year, the Digital Studio Awards recognises ingenuity and creativity in the regional broadcasting industry. The awards are organised by ITP Business, publisher of Digital Studio and digitalproductionme.com.
There were fourteen category winners and companies were highly commended in a number of categories. The winners were chosen by an independent panel made up of five industry figures with extensive regional and international experience.
Horse racing fans across the Middle East and North Africa can now experience the thrill and spectacle of world class racing and equestrian events from the comfort of their homes with the addition of Dubai Racing Channel in true High Definition television to the YahLive satellite service.
This exciting development for racegoers follows an agreement between Dubai Media Inc. (DMI) to broadcast the Dubai Racing Channel, the only horse and camel racing television channel in the MENA region, exclusively in High Definition on YahLive, the regional HD television satellite platform.
Dubai Racing Channel airs live broadcasts of meetings from Jebel Ali and Nad Al Sheba, including the 11 Dubai Racing Carnival meetings and the showpiece event and world’s richest race, the Dubai World Cup which takes place this year on Saturday 30th March, 2013.
Other major meetings to broadcast live and exclusive on Dubai Racing Channel include those from Sha Tin, Hong Kong, featuring the Group One Champions Mile and Queen Elizabeth II Cup races in April and May.
Mohamed Youssif, CEO of YahLive, said: “Nothing beats true High Definition television for providing a deep, immersive ‘being there’ experience, and it perfectly captures the thrill of speed, colour and motion in horse racing. Dubai Racing Channel is a wonderful addition to YahLive’s ‘Home of HD,’ and builds on our existing partnership with DMI to offer a variety of channels in true HD to keep all the family entertained.”
Launched in July 2008 and broadcast around the world in standard definition, Dubai Racing Channel also offers a wide range of world-class equestrian programming including endurance runs and show jumping. Live camel race meetings also complement the live horse racing.
Ahmad Al Mansoori, Director General of Channels from Dubai Media Inc., said: “We’re delighted to extend our partnership with YahLive to offer yet another channel in the highest quality HD possible. Now viewers throughout the MENA region can enjoy the spectacle of world class horseracing in unsurpassed picture quality and an unmatched clarity of sound.”
Broadcasting from the powerful YahSat Y1A satellite at 52.5° East, YahLive now offers nearly 50 free television channels all in top quality High Definition which appeal to all tastes, interests and age groups.
YahLive is a joint venture company with Yahsat, the United Arab Emirates-based satellite communications company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, and the global satellite operator SES. SES operates 44 Direct-to-Home (DTH) platforms across the globe, carrying more than 5,200 TV channels of which more than 1,300 are in HD.
From March 12-14, 2013, YahLive will be showcasing its latest HD technologies CabSat (Hall 2, B2-10), the MENA region’s largest broadcast and satellite technology event being held at Dubai World Trade Centre.