On 12 November 2012, SES and Yahlive attended the second edition of the ASBU BroadcastPro Summit & Awards in Dubai and were presented with the coveted ‘Outstanding HDTV Achiever’ award. The ASBU BroadcastPro Middle East Awards are designed to reward excellence among individuals and end-user companies who have deployed winning or innovative technologies or made significant contributions to the local broadcast industry. Commenting on the award, Mohamed Youssif, CEO of YahLive, said: “We, along with SES, are honoured to be recognised as the region’s leading HDTV pioneers with the ‘Outstanding HDTV Achiever’ award. This award speaks to the success of this unique partnership, which has produced the region’s only exclusively HD hot spot.”
YahLive is a joint venture company with SES and Yahsat, which provides direct-to-home (DTH) HD satellite television services in the Middle East and North Africa. In less than one year since YahLive launched its operations, it has already created an exclusive HD bouquet of more than 40 quality channels. By year-end 2012, this bouquet will increase to 50 channels.