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
For West Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia//the West, Mauritania) the MBC frequency will be :
Satellite: Badr 5 (26 ° E)
Frequency: 12.284 GHz