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Vision247 and Mondo Globo launch Asharq News Freeview IP Streamed LCN

Vision247 Limited, working with Mondo Globo Inc. are pleased to announce the launch of a new Freeview IP Stream channel, Asharq News which is available on Freeview Logical Channel Number (LCN) #272.

Asharq News is a 24/7 multiplatform Arabic news service reaching across the Arab world and beyond with a unique approach: news and in-depth analysis reported through an economic prism to empower people in their everyday lives. Asharq News is a subsidiary of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group, one of the Middle East’s leading publishing groups and a Saudi joint stock company registered in Riyadh and established in London in 1978. Headquartered in Riyadh, with central offices in the Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE, and Washington D.C. It also has hubs in and studios in Cairo and Abu Dhabi. Additionally, Asharq News has a global presence in international cities such as Beirut, Baghdad, Jerusalem, and Istanbul.

The LCN is operating both MHEG and HBBTV Apps in order to ensure that the channel is available to as many users as possible, on the UKs biggest TV platform, Freeview, used in 18 million UK homes and giving access to 95% of the nation’s most popular TV for free. Further the proportion of UK TV households that use their TV set to watch online or on-demand content and thus their TV is connected to the internet reached 79%. (Source Ofcom Technology Tracker 2021).

To access Asharq News via Freeview, viewers require a TV ariel, and either a compatible TV or box that is connected to the internet, with a minimum broadband speed of 2 Mbps (SD) and 3 Mbps (HD).


About Vision247
Vision247, a London based media and technology solutions service provider, offering a cost effective integrated end-to-end broadcast, IPTV, Streaming and CDN solutions.

Vision247 operates a purpose built end-to-end online video platform Xtreme which delivers low latency, high availability and cost-effective content distribution to any connected /smart device. Combining this with its state of art playout facility, private dark fibre infrastructure, satellite distribution network, 24/7 master control room, TV studio hire and a broad range of ancillary platform features Vision247 provides TV channels with a convenient ‘one stop shop’ for accessing the broadcast market.

About Mondo Globo
Mondo Globo Inc. is a multi-cultural video aggregation and distribution service provider that is committed to bringing Arabic content from the Middle East and North Africa to Arab communities around the world, helping them stay connected to home through strategic partnerships in licensing and content distribution, owned distribution channels, and emerging technologies.
Since 2012, Mondo Globo has been distributing the content of major Arabic broadcasters on various Pay TV platforms across Europe and North America and is currently offering different and customized TV packs catering for Arab audience in cooperation with major broadcasting entities, cable providers and Telecos around the world.
Mondo Globo leverages an international and multi-cultural experienced team in satellite, Telecos operations and Internet that is focused on multi-cultural content distribution from its headquarters in Ottawa, and offices in Paris, Stockholm, and Beirut.
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