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Al Jazeera signs an agreement with Afghanistan Broadcasting System

Al Jazeera Media Network signed an agreement with Afghanistan Broadcasting System (ABS), to launch Al Jazeera’s English and Arabic HD Channels.

Commenting on signing the agreement, Abdulla AlNajjar, Executive Director of the Global Brand and Communications Division for the Network stated, “We are delighted to have signed a distribution agreement with Afghanistan’s first linear Satellite Pay TV platform “Oqaab” launched by ABS. We hope making Al Jazeera’s Arabic and English channels accessible will provide our viewers in the region with an opportunity to experience our credible, unbiased, in-depth news and award winning programmes”.

Andi Wilmers, Chief Operating Officer of ABS, commented on the agreement by saying, “We are delighted to have partnered with Al Jazeera Media Network and to be able to offer         Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic HD Channels to our Afghan audiences as part of our HD+ Sat subscription service. ABS will continue to make its content and services easily accessible, with the highest levels of customer service, allowing consumers to quickly install and enjoy television as never before offered in Afghanistan.”

ABS, an Afghan media company based in Kabul, celebrates the launch of the country’s first Pay TV platform named HD+ Sat, which enables viewers to watch 250+ Premium channels, of which 100 are broadcasted in HD. The service was launched on Eutelsat 53A. It is now available for a nominal monthly fee.