This post was most recently updated on April 9th, 2019
In case you don’t already know, Eutelsat 7 West A @ 7°W(MBC) is the only position where you can always receive the full MBC Packages at all times. We all know that some MBC channels are available on different satellites. Some of these positions include( Nigcomsat, 7.0E, nilesat, Intelsat, ABS3 and so on. If you want to receive all full MBC channels within Africa, you sure need to track them on Eutelsat 7 West A @ 7°W(MBC). In today’s article, I shall be posting about how you Eutelsat 7 West A @ 7°W(MBC) channels and how you can track it. Especially relevant is the fact that you can also track Eutelsat 7 West A @ 7°W(MBC)/ MBC west alongside ABS 3W on a 90-cm dish. This is a free to air package and it is not going off anytime soon. Frankly, this has been available earlier than the year 2015.
About MBC Group on Eutelsat 7 West A @ 7°W(MBC)
MBC Group (Middle East Broadcasting Center) is the largest and leading private media company in the Middle East & North Africa region. In 2002, nearly a decade after the launch of MBC1 in London, MBC Group moved its headquarters to Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates, where it remains.
Today, MBC Group includes 18 TV channels: MBC1 (general family entertainment); MBC2 and MBC MAX (24-hour western movies); MBC3 (children’s edutainment with a mix of both local productions and western acquisitions); MBC4 (entertainment for young families with a female-focus); MBC Action (an indigenous adrenaline-packed channel targeting young males with local and homegrown productions); MBC Variety (Western films and general entertainment with uninterrupted broadcasting);
- Eutelsat 7B @ 7ºE(MBC package) FTA latest now include fox sports
- you can also get MBC channels on NigComSat 1R at 42.5°E: Free-To-Air(FTA) satellite package
Eutelsat 7 West A @ 7°W(MBC) package channels list
- Aljazeera HD2
- MBC 2
- Firstly, MBC (UAE)
- MBC 3
- MBC 4
- MBC Action
- MBC Max
- MBC Bollywood
- MBC Drama(UAE)
- Al Arabiya
- Al Hadath
Note: Use HD free to air receivers such as strong 4920, 4930, 4950 or 4955 and a good LNB to track. A good satellite finder like satlink, freesat or hellobox B1 is also a better alternative to tracking with a decoder.
In Nigeria and neighbouring countries, 90 cm dish is okay. For those in Eastern Africa regions such as Kenya and Tanzania, you can use a 1-metre dish.
Eutelsat 7 West A @ 7°W(MBC) package tracking frequency
This is a free to air solution meaning you do not need any special keys or account to open. Just your free-to-air decoder will do the magic. Please make sure you use a high-quality Ku LNBf
Satellite: Eutelsat 7 West A @ 7°W(MBC)
Orbital position: 7.0° West
Dish size: 90-cm(recommended)
Satellite frequency: 11559 and 11595
MBC 7.0W Symbol rate: 27500
Eutelsat 7 West A @ 7°W(MBC) package: how to track
The easiest way to track MBC West satellite on Eutelsat 7 West A @ 7°W is to first track TStv on ABS 3.0ºW.
- You will need to first track TStv Africa channels. Please read this article for help.
- Then work your way around the dish to get Eutelsat 7 West A @ 7°W(MBC).
TStv Africa is back on NigComSat 1R at 42.5°E with a new frequency
As at the time of writing this post, TStv Africa is on test transmission on NigComSat 1R at 42.5°E. They also have a new frequency. However, we don’t know yet is if or when they will move back to their original position at ABS 3A @ 3° West. Aside from that, just a few channels are currently opening on the new frequency.
TStv Africa new tracking frequency & Symbol rates
Latest TStv Africa channels list and how to track
You will still get the same old channels as before on Nigcomsat position. Like I said, they are on test transmission. Out of all the channels, just a few like Mama Yoruba, AI kid is stable. The image above shows the current channels on TStv on Nigcomsat.
How to track TStv Africa New discovery
Since TStv is now on test transmission on Nigcomsat position, you can get TStv Africa channels by tracking Nigcomsat. For how to track Nigcomsat, please read my post here