65 free-to-air channels are now available for viewers in North Africa of which 36 are exclusively on Yahlive

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 31 October, 2016: In line with the commitment to bring relevant, tailored content to the Arabic and French speaking communities across the North African region, Yahlive has added 16 exclusive channels. The announcement sees the company triple its offerings in the region since last year, to 65 free-to-air channels, of which 57 are Algerian channels, targeting the Arabian Maghreb, 36 of which are exclusively available through Yahlive.

Commenting on the new channels, Ammar Baranbo, Chief Operating Officer for Yahlive said: “Our business model focuses on delivering relevant channels to the communities that we serve. The Arabian Maghreb is a key focus for us and we are thrilled to have increased our channel offerings to these viewers within the last year. We look forward to sustaining the momentum and bringing more original, premium channels to viewers across this region.”

In addition to Algerian channels, Yahlive offers an exciting line-up of popular TV entertainment and a variety of local channels including, Echourouk News, El Heddaf TV, Ennahar TV and much more. Viewers can also access premium international channels including France 24, BBC Arabic, Abu Dhabi TV, Abu Dhabi Drama, Abu Dhabi Sports 1 & 2, National Geographic Abu Dhabi and Fashion 4K.

Baranbo added: “Building and maintaining long-lasting relationships with our broadcast partners is of utmost importance to us. The increase in the number and quality of channels available through our satellite network is also creating opportunities for regional broadcasters to bring international and regional content to the right audience. This is just one of many initiatives, as we seek to work with more broadcasters”

Broadcast partner, Sahli Media Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Samir Sahli, said: “Our partnership with Yahlive goes from strength to strength and is focused on delivering an excellent mix of content for viewers in this region. We work closely together to increase the available number of local and international premium TV channels.”



Yahlive is a satellite broadcasting company dedicated to beaming an array of high quality TV channels to its culturally diverse viewers. Yahlive’s KU Band beams over 210 channels across the fast growing and dynamic markets of the Middle East, North Africa South West Asia and Europe. Additionally, Yahlive is the number one provider for Farsi channels in the region and provides the most sought after content to a wide range of other communities including Arabic, Kurdish, Balkan, Arabian Maghreb and Afghan. 

Yahlive broadcasts in both standard, high and Ultra High Definitions via Yahsat’s Y1A Satellite with powerful signal strengths allowing it to be received with 50-centimeter dishes in most of its footprint.  

Yahlive, headquartered in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, was launched in 2011 as a joint venture between the world leading satellite operator SES, and Yahsat a pioneering UAE-based satellite operator wholly owned by Mubadala, one of the leading Investment Arms of Abu Dhabi. 

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Sahli Media Group

Sahli Media Group (SMG) specialises in the management, creation and distribution of multimedia content. 

Created by Mr. Samir Sahli, since its inception the group has continued to grow and is made up of five units:

1- Fanous Multimedia specialises in the production and distribution of audio-visual products.

2 ESS (ETS SAHLI SAMIR) produces and distributes anti-virus products in 19 countries worldwide.

3- SDC (SAHLI DATA CENTER) TV channels and satellite radio data creation.

4- STV (SAHLI TELEVISION) manages the SAHLI bouquet of 20 TV satellite channels.

5- SIT (SAHLI IT) Paris-based company specializing in the management of network infrastructure and IT solutions.

As a customer service focused organization, SAHLI MEDIA GROUP prides itself on its customer partnerships.