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[November 12, 2012]

Arabia One comes to Freeview and Roku players

Nov 12, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- * Arabia One package available on Freeview Channel 230 and Roku Streaming Player * Special offer - 13 channels available half price for the first six months (normally just 9.99) * Win a Roku streaming player and a year's free subscription to Arabia One Arabia One brings 13 channels of live 24/7 Arabic culture and entertainment to Freeview enabled televisions and Roku Streaming Players through the Vision TV Network from Vision247 . From comedy and fashion to documentaries, film, children's, music, news, business, life style, and cultural broadcasting: all are streamed live in Arabic from across the Middle East to UK homes.

The Arabia One package provides a host of popular family entertainment from MBC, Dubai TV, Al Jadeed, LBC Europe, OTV, to Murr TV and the women's lifestyle channel Al Aan TV. Catch films on M. Aflam, series and sitcoms on M. Drama, comedy on Moga, music on M. Hits and MBC 3 which is dedicated to children's programmes. Al Baghdadia completes the package with the latest news and debate from Iraq. In addition the Al Arabiya channel, bringing the best in news talk and debate, is completely free to view. To access these channels, viewers will need either a FreeviewHD enabled television or set top box; a Roku Streaming player; or a PC or web capable connected device.

Any chosen device will be required to have access to a home broadband connection to receive Arabia One broadcasts. Arabia One - on Vision TV Network2 - is located on Freeview channel 230. Easily navigated with the remote, one click opens a world of Arabic broadcasting contained within the Arabia One package of channels. These are all delivered over the internet at speeds which more than 90% of UK homes currently support. On a Roku Streaming Player such as the Roku LT or Roku 2 XS, viewers need to first download the VisionTVNetwork app available free from the Roku 'channels' app store then just select Arabia One to view.

Viewers without Freeview or a Roku Streaming Player who wish to watch Arabia One can still do so by visiting the website - http://arabiaone.co.uk. Once connected, viewers can view the full Arabia One package for just 9.99 per month. But if they subscribe now they receive the first six months half price.

John Mills, CEO of Vision247, said: "Arabia One is one of the most exciting new channel packages to come to television. There are more than half a million Arabic speakers in the UK who until now have had incredibly limited access to their favourite shows. Now viewers can watch the very latest programmes from across the Arabic world with the whole family." Win a Roku streaming player and one year's subscription to Arabia One Viewer's wishing to win a year's free subscription to the Arabia One channel package and a Roku streaming player to access the channels can do so by entering the Arabia One Facebook competition this month. Entries must be submitted by December 12th and the winner will be announced on December 17th. Click here to enter.

For more information on Arabia One visit: http://arabiaone.co.uk/ For more information on Freeview visit: http://www.freeview.co.uk/ For more information on Roku Streaming Players visit: http://www.roku.com/uk Like Arabia One on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arabiaone Like VisionTVNetwork on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/visiontvnetwork Follow us on Twitter @visiontvnetwork Arabia One channel listing: MBC-the leading entertainment channel in the Middle East broadcasting 24/7 Al Jadeed - 24/7 Lebanese entertainment and general interest broadcast in Arabic language Al Baghdadia - 24/7 Iraqi general interest and freedom of expression broadcasting Dubai TV - 24/7 general entertainment channel reflecting the social and cultural life in the UAE MTV - 24/7 Lebanese entertainment channel OTV - 24/7 Lebanese entertainment channel for young people LBC Europe - 24/7 Lebanese entertainment channel MBC 3 - MBC for kids, a 24/7 channel with programming dedicated to three to 12 year olds Al Aan - dedicated to Arab women with programming covering health, wellness, beauty, re-looking, fashion, family and love life, talk shows and cooking Moga Comedy - 247 comedy broadcasts M. Aflam - 24/7 Arab film channel M. Drama - 24/7 mix of premium drama series and sitcoms M.Hits - a fresh mix of music from the east and the west, with a twist of fashion and lifestyle broadcasting 24/7 For more information visit http://arabiaone.co.uk/channels Plus free to view: Al Arabiya - 2/47 news talk and debate.

About Vision International TV Network The UK's first dedicated international language network of channels available via internet connected FreeviewHD. Located on FreeviewHD digital interactive Channels 225 (VTN1) and Channel 230 (VTN2), Vision International TV Network currently provides viewers with access to packages of live simulcast and time delayed broadcast, video on demand, and interactive services. Packages include Polska Plus, Hellenic, and TeleFrance on VTN1, and Arabic and Muslim on VTN2. Further international languages packages will launch throughout 2013. Packages can include premium subscription and free to air content. www.visiontvnetwork.co.uk About Vision247 First to market in the provision of functional internet delivered broadcast, Vision247 provides a complete solution to clients wanting to create compelling TV and video services for connected audiences worldwide. The Vision IPTV platform can be customised for clients and supports all current commercial models from subscription, pay-as-you-go to PPV and advertiser funded. www.vision247.com Media contact: Gary Marshall Senior Consultant, XL Communications Tel. +44 (0)77 3322 4654 Email: gary@XL-comms.com ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com.

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