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Satellite Channel Updates: Departures and Arrivals on Express-AMU1, Arabsat-6A, and SES-6

There have been recent changes to the channel lineups on three major satellites: Express-AMU1 (Eutelsat 36C), Arabsat-6A, and SES-6. Here’s a breakdown of the updates:

Express-AMU1 (Eutelsat 36C) @ 35.9° E:

  • Departures: REN TV (Tricolor, 12456 L and 12380 L) has ceased broadcasting on this satellite.

About Express-AMU1: Eutelsat 36C, also known as Express-AMU1, is a telecommunications satellite positioned at 35.9° East. It primarily serves viewers in Russia and neighboring countries.

About REN TV: REN TV is a Russian television channel focusing on documentaries, action movies, and adventure programming. The channel’s departure from Eutelsat 36C might be due to a change in broadcast strategy or a contract expiration.

Arabsat-6A @ 30.5° E:

  • Departures: Several channels have left Arabsat-6A: Sharjah, Sharjah Sport, Sharqiya from Kalba, and Al Wousta from Al Dhaid. All four channels were previously broadcasting on the same transponder frequency (11590 V).

About Arabsat-6A: Located at 30.5° East, Arabsat-6A is a popular satellite used by viewers across the Middle East and North Africa.

About the Departing Channels: Details on the departing channels from Arabsat-6A are limited. They could be local or regional channels specific to the United Arab Emirates, potentially focusing on news, sports, or cultural content.

SES-6 @ 40.5° W:

  • Departure: ICN (3710 L) has stopped broadcasting on SES-6.

About SES-6: SES-6 is a communications satellite positioned at 40.5° West. It primarily serves viewers in North and South America.

About ICN: ICN (Islamic Channel Network) is an Islamic television channel offering religious programming and educational content. The reason for its departure from SES-6 is unclear.

While these updates involve channel departures, there might be new additions in the future. Stay tuned for further updates on satellite channel changes.

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