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Dubai TV and Dubai Sports Join AsiaSat 5

Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) has signed a contract with Asia’s leading satellite operator Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) to broadcast two free-to-air satellite channels, ‘Dubai TV’ and ‘Dubai Sports’ throughout the Asia-Pacific region on AsiaSat 5.

Dubai TV, the state TV channel of the Emirate of Dubai, broadcasts events and activities taking place in Dubai and in the UAE along with local news, financial programmes and Arabic family dramas, to a wide global audience.

The Dubai Sports Channel is dedicated to featuring major tournaments such as the Dubai World Cup, Dubai Open Tennis, World Powerboat Championship, other important world sporting events and sports documentaries.

“We are excited to join AsiaSat 5 to further expand our viewership and international reach through its unprecedented coverage, allowing instantaneous access to pay TV platforms, terrestrial networks, hotel networks, embassies and individual homes across Asia,” said His Excellency Mr. Ahmad Al Shaikh, Managing Director of Dubai Media Incorporated

President and CEO of AsiaSat, William Wade said the deal rounds out AsiaSat’s offering in the region, “With the addition of Dubai TV and Dubai Sports channels, we expand our commitment to providing the best and most comprehensive Middle Eastern entertainment to the Arabic-speaking communities across the Asia-Pacific region.”