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Kurdsat Broadcasting Corporation
Launched 1 January 2000 (2000-01-01)[citation needed]
Owned by Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country  Iraq
Language Kurdish
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan
Website www.kurdsat.tv
Galaxy 19
North America
11966 H / 22000 / 3/4
Hotbird 6
Europe/Middle East
10815 H / 27500 / 5/6
Atlantic Bird 4A
Europe/Middle East
10796 V \ 27500 / 3/4
Amos 5i
12374 H / 3182 / 5/6
Thaicom 5
3640 H / 28066 / 3/4
Optus D2
12734 V / 22500 / 3/4
UPC Switzerland (Switzerland) Channel 665 (SD)
Streaming media
Kurdsat Watch Live

Kurdsat Broadcasting Corporation (Kurdish: کوردساتKurdsat) is the second Kurdish language satellite television station in Iraqi Kurdistan, broadcasting since 2000. It belongs to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and is based in Sulaymaniyah.[1]

The channel broadcasts programmes in Kurdish language. Other languages such as Persian and Arabic are also used in some programmes. First established following the Gulf War, Kurdsat was among the Kurdish satellite stations in Kurdistan. Kurdsat maintains a website for recent news and commentaries in Kurdish, Arabic and English.

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  1. ^ "Guide: Iraq's Kurdish media". BBC. 2007-12-04. Retrieved 2015-11-09.