Jan 022017

Middle East Broadcaster MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) will shortly be moving its channels from the Badr 4 satellite to the newer Badr 5 and 7 satellites. Badr 5 and 7 are, like Badr 4, located at 26 ° E.

Popular channels like MBC2, MBC4, MBC Action , and MBC Max, that show many programmes and movies in English, will therefore be changing frequencies.

One of the reasons for this is that on Badr 4 the channels can be received across a large portion of mainland Europe, yet on Badr 5 and Badr 7, the signals have less coverage of those areas. Badr 5 and Badr 7 transmit to the area known as MENA region (Middle East and North Africa).

The move to new frequencies will occur on the 24th January 2017.

For viewers in the Gulf region you will need to use the frequency of satellite Badr 7, in the area of West Africa have viewers tune the signal from the Badr 5.

For the Persian Gulf (Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya/East/, Kuwait, Turkey, Bahrain) the MBC frequency will be :

Satellite: Badr 7 (26 ° E)
Ffrequency: 11.270 GHz
Polarization: vertical
SR: 27500
FEC: 5/6
Standard: DVB-S
Modulation: QPSK

For West Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia//the West, Mauritania) the MBC frequency will be :

Satellite: Badr 5 (26 ° E)
Frequency: 12.284 GHz
Polarization: vertical
SR: 27500
FEC: 5/6
Standard: DVB-S
Modulation: QPSK

  25 Responses to “MBC Channels on Arabsat Badr at 26 east changing frequencies”

  1. so we will not be able to receive these channels in Europe anymore?

    • You will still be able to receive them in Europe… just depends where in Europe you are and what size dish you have.

      • Hi I live in the Netherlands and my dish is a bit bigger than one meter. Actually I do not really care about the English channels. Channels like MBC1, MBC Bollywood, Baraem, MBC 3 (and another channel for children, I think it is called either Jeem or Ayjal). 🙂

        • To be honest, I have no idea, as reception in the Netherlands will be much different to reception in Spain where I am based.
          Best to input their new frequency and see…

      • Hi, thanks for your reply. I live in the Netherlands and my dish is a bit bigger than one meter.
        I am actually more interested in MBC 1, the children’s channels and MBC Bollywoord 🙂

  2. I live in the Netherlands and my dish is a bit larger than 1 meter.

  3. I live england and my satlite is big will i be able to get the new frequnecy ?

    • I have no idea, as it depends what you mean by “big” (“big” where i am is 1.8m and 2.4m!) , and where in england you are.
      Simply try the new frequencies from the post….and if you do not get them then your dish is too small for where you live to receive them…

  4. I live in London and they have disappeared. I have 1.1m dish but have not been able to get the channels on the new frequency.
    Checking Badr 5 & 7 footprint shows that none of them cover UK
    Does this mean that this is it? no longer MBC in London?
    what a shame

    • If you are unable to get them on their new frequencies it means your dish is too small to receive them where you live.

  5. Can you give me the frequency number of spain please

    • The new frequencies are on the main post above.
      There is not a specific “frequency for spain”…as you are simply getting the signal overspill from the other countries.

  6. I am not very good with anything technical. How do you change the frequency for MBC Max. I live in Turkey.

    • Depends which satellite receiver you are using, but you usually have an installation menu where you can scan for channels on their new frequencies

  7. What about east africa ? Would love your feedback

  8. hi, do we have to change the dish angle ? i used to get it on nilesat . I am confused with the 26 and 8 degree !

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