MBC 2 (MENA)

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MBC2
MBC 2 current logo.png
Launched January 12, 2003
Owned by Middle East Broadcasting Center
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
576i (SDTV)
Slogan What's Next?
Broadcast area Middle East and North Africa
Headquarters United Arab Emirates
Website www.mbc.net/mbc2
Availability
Satellite
Arabsat BADR7 11470 V - 27500 - 5/6
Eutelsat 7WA
(Maghreb)
  • Orbital Position: 7.3° west
  • Frequency: 11.559 MHz
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27500 Symb
  • FEC: 5/6
  • Modulation : DVB-S, QPSK
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 733 (HD)
beIN
(Middle East & North Africa)
Channel 300 (SD)
Streaming media
YouTube Watch online (SD)

MBC 2 is the first 24-hour free-to-air movie channel in the Arab World. The channel has broadcast as a satellite TV channel since 2003. During its debut, it broadcast movies and television programmes subtitled in Arabic, but after the launch of MBC 4 the channel specialised in movies only. The channel is based in Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates, and is owned by the Saudi broadcaster MBC Group The channel mostly broadcasts American Hollywood movies but it also seldom features British, Canadian, French, Indian, Chinese and other foreign films. MBC 2 has managed to negotiate long-term deals with the top Hollywood studios, securing first-run right and ensuring a steady flow of the top box-office movies.

MBC 2 has secured a deal to show 32 Indian movies after its initial broadcast of Jodhaa Akbar, which was a huge success and was appreciated by the public as well as the advertisers.[1] This, however, ended up on MBC Max instead, due to tying in the Bollywood films as part of the dubbed films package so that these films can be watched by the Arab audience as well.

The channel largely targets the Arabic audience, especially young adults, and it has an important popularity among Arab viewers.

Logo of MBC 2 HD.
Former logo of the channel.

Original programmes by MBC2[edit]

Scoop with Raya is a show hosted by Raya Abirached, it talks about the latest Hollywood movies interviewing top Hollywood actors and actresses.

MBC2 HD launched in July 1st, 2011.

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