The channels will also be distributed in real time on YouTube with Globecast providing the encoding/streaming to YouTube, using the live signal. All the satellite channels have been launched with a phased launch of the YouTube services through July.

Giorgio Giacomini, Globecast Middle East Managing Director, said “This is a very major project that has required a great deal of careful thought and planning. We worked closely with Digital Media across this project, using our technical and market expertise to provide a complete playout and distribution structure with inbuilt flexibility. ”

Ayman Lasheen, Digital Media Managing Director, added, “We are very pleased to announce the launch of Quran Hidayah channels. The Quran Hidayah bouquet is intended to be the new worldwide trademark in Islamic and Quranic channels.  Globecast is providing us with excellent distribution services; no other provider can deliver this level of connectivity to playout and distribute this number of channels in such a technically elegant and cost effective way.”