Abu Dhabi Sports Channel

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Abu Dhabi Sports
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Launched 1969
Owned by Abu Dhabi Media
Picture format 16:9, eight HD channels
Country United Arab Emirates
Broadcast area Middle East
Europe
North America
Australia
Website [1]
Availability
Satellite
Dish Network (United States) Channel 767, 768
Sky Digital (UK) Channel 796
Nilesat
BADR-6
(FTA channels 1, 2 and Extra, subscription required for the other channels)
Hot Bird (FTA channel 1 only)
IPTV
TELUS TV Channel 530

Abu Dhabi Al Riyadiya (Arabic: أبو ظبي الرياضية‎) is an Arabic television station. It broadcasts from Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates and is owned by Abu Dhabi Media.

Channels[edit]

  • Abu Dhabi Sports 1 HD (FTA)
  • Abu Dhabi Sports 2 HD (FTA)
  • Abu Dhabi Sports 3 HD (FTA)
  • Abu Dhabi Sports 4 HD
  • Abu Dhabi Sports 5 HD
  • Abu Dhabi Sports 6 HD
  • Abu Dhabi Sports 7 HD
  • Abu Dhabi Sports Extra HD

Closed

  • Abu Dhabi Sports 7 HD (Returned on September 1, 2014)
  • Abu Dhabi Sports 8 HD (FTA)
  • Abu Dhabi Sports 9 HD
  • Abu Dhabi Sports PPV HD

Events[edit]

Abu Dhabi Sports has broadcasting rights to include:

Tennis

Football

American Football

  • NCAA Men’s College Football 2013-2014

Basketball

Handball

Motorsport

Wrestling

Famous guests[edit]

The channel hosted a number of premier league celebrities like : Andrew Cole, Peter Reid, Lee Sharpe, Ron Atkinson, Hatem Trabelsi, Danny Mills, Dietmar Hamann, Steve Bruce, John Barnes...

Frequencies[edit]

Abu Dhabi Sports has many frequencies on different satellites. Its pay channels are available in MENA on Nilesat (7.0W). One of its Free-to-air channels is available on Hotbird (13.0E):

  • Nilesat (7.0W):
    • Channels: Abu Dhabi Sports 1 (FTA, all HD)
    • Frequency: 12226.
    • Polarization: Horizontal.
    • Symbol Rate: 27500.
    • FEC: 3/4
  • Nilesat (7.0W):
    • Channels: Abu Dhabi Sports 2 (FTA)
    • Frequency: 12226.
    • Polarization: Horizontal.
    • Symbol Rate: 27500.
    • FEC: 3/4
  • Eutelsat 7 West A (7.3W):
    • Channels: Abu Dhabi Sports 1 HD, 2 HD, Extra HD (FTA, all HD)
    • Frequency: 12467.
    • Polarization: Horizontal.
    • Symbol Rate: 27500.
    • FEC: 5/6
  • Nilesat (7.0W)
    • Channels: Abu Dhabi Sports 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (all HD)
    • Frequency: 12092.
    • Polarization: Vertical.
    • Symbol Rate: 27500.
    • FEC: 5/6
  • BADR 6 (26.0E)
    • Channels: Abu Dhabi Sports 1 & 2, Abu Dhabi Sports Extra (FTA)
    • Frequency: 11804.
    • Polarization: Horizontal.
    • Symbol Rate: 27500.
    • FEC: 3/4
  • Hotbird (13.0E)
    • Channels: Abu Dhabi Sports 1 (FTA, all HD)
    • Frequency: 11747.
    • Polarization: Vertical.
    • Symbol Rate: 27500.
    • FEC: 3/4
  • Yahsat 1A (52.5E)
    • Channels: Abu Dhabi Sports 1 HD, 2 HD (FTA)
    • Frequency: 11861.
    • Polarization: Horizontal.
    • Symbol Rate: 27500.
    • FEC: 8/9

Revamp[edit]

In October 2008, Abu Dhabi Al Riyadiya went online with a new identity, logo, and programs.

External links[edit]