MBC Max

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MBC Max
MBC Max 2010 logo.svg
Launched26 October 2008
Owned byMiddle East Broadcasting Center
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganLove movies. Love Max.
Broadcast areaMiddle East and North Africa
HeadquartersUnited Arab Emirates
Sister channel(s)MBC 1
MBC 2
MBC 3
MBC 4
MBC Drama
MBC Action
MBC Persia
Al Arabiya
Wanasah
MBC Bollywood
MBC MASR
MBC MASR 2
Availability
Terrestrial
Oqaab
(Afghanistan)
Channel 52
Satellite
Badr-7
(Persian Gulf & Levant)
  • Orbital Position: 26° east
  • Frequency: 11.270 MHz
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27500 Symb
  • FEC: 5/6
  • Modulation : DVB-S, QPSK
Badr-5
(Maghreb)
  • Orbital Position: 26° east
  • Frequency: 12.284 MHz
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27500 Symb
  • FEC: 5/6
  • Modulation : DVB-S, QPSK
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
beIN (MENA)Channel 67 (SD)
IPTV
MT Box (Morocco)Channel 86 (SD)
Streaming media
YouTubeWatch online (SD)

MBC Max (branded as MBC MAX) is an Emirati free-to-air movie channel that broadcasts non-stop Hollywood films and it is an alternative to its sister channel MBC 2.

MBC Max HD was launched on July 1, 2011.

History[edit]

Debut[edit]

The channel was launched as a test broadcast on 22 October 2008, and during that time it simply showed its own promotional TV ad in a loop. The channel was officially launched on 26 October at 7:00 pm U.A.E. time.[1] Its first film was Spider-Man.

Differences between MBC 2, MBC 3 and MBC Max[edit]

As mentioned earlier, MBC Max shows films with milder content than MBC 2, which means MBC Max may not show horror films and other related genres. The channel does not show any film that contains extreme forms of violence. MBC Max even has slightly more censorship than MBC 2, but mostly with the audio simply to remove the majority of a certain film's bad language, as well as bigger cuts of other censored and sexual scenes.

MBC Max also features MBC 3 prints of animated and family films, always broadcasting in the middle of the afternoon U.A.E. time, as these films feature the same MBC 3-based, higher-level censorship. (This only applies to films that were originally on MBC 3, as the animated and family films that premiered on MBC Max did not feature such censorship, even though many of those films later appeared on MBC 3, unsurprisingly featuring censorship.)

Despite MBC Max's reputation for broadcasting mild films, it does however broadcast certain R-rated films, such as dramas and comedies like Me, Myself & Irene, albeit the audio was heavily edited since the film contained strong language. It is only important that films do not feature extreme visual violence, and sexual themes are mostly censored anyway. This limit, however, is lifted in MBC Max's new dubbed films package.

Additionally, MBC Max broadcasts classical films more often than MBC 2, since the majority of Hollywood films from the 1960s and before are considered mild by today's standards.

Programming[edit]

Occasionally, MBC Max would broadcast special film packages giving it a greater specialty value than its sister channel MBC 2.

Television shows[edit]

Logos and indents[edit]

Logos[edit]

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