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December 14, 2010

DISH Network Goes Global, Launching Arabic Channel Lineup in US

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

DISH Network L.L.C., the company in delivering international TV programming, introduced its DISH World IPTV (News - Alert) service now offers access to the largest Arabic-speaking channel lineup in the U.S.

DISH World IPTV was launched earlier this fall and distributes select DISH Network international programming via broadband to the television without the need for a satellite dish.

In a statement, Chris Kuelling, vice president of International Programming for DISH Network, said that DISH Network is proud to provide customers who may not have access to our satellite TV service the ability to enjoy our entire lineup of Arabic-language programming through our DISH World IPTV service and by simply connecting our DISH World set-top box to their broadband connection and television set, even more customers can enjoy more than 20 popular Arabic channels.

According to the press release, for consumers who live in apartment buildings, high rises or dormitories, or are unable to receive satellite service, DISH World IPTV offers a simple and reliable solution to subscribe to a variety of DISH Network’s international programming packages.

DISH Network offers the most comprehensive Arabic platform in the U.S., delivering a wide variety of news, sports, movie and other entertainment programming.

Its lineup of popular Arabic channels includes Al Jazeera, MBC, ART America, Dream 2, Murr TV and more. Packages start at just $29.99. Customers can also choose from several a la carte options like Aghapy TV, Iqraa or Noursat for US$4.99 per month or the Arabic Music Pack for US$9.99.  

Southern Star Inc., a Dish Network service provider in the Southwest region, announced recently that its chosen Smoothstone (News - Alert) Communications to bolster its telecommunications platform.

Mandira Srivastava is a TMCnet contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard