16th Dubai International Holy Qur’an Award broadcast free for du TV customers

by Staff Reporter | August 8th, 2012

As an official sponsor of the 16th Dubai International Holy Qur’an Award (DIHQA), du will broadcast the competition free of charge to its du TV customers for the third consecutive year.

The live broadcast will be provided through du’s Jebel Ali teleport in Dubai, and beamed courtesy Intelsat through their satellites Intelsat 10, Intelsat New Dawn and through du’s capacity on Nilesat

The DIHQA, sponsored by the Dubai government, is an annual award given for the memorisation of the Holy Qur’an, and reportedly includes a multitude of other ceremonies and activities aimed at confirming and celebrating Islamic values.

du TV customers can watch the Dubai International Holy Quran Award channel for free on du’s dedicated channel 709. Coverage will be provided live, 24/7, starting from the first day of Ramadan and continuing for 20 days. The live broadcast will be provided through du’s Jebel Ali teleport in Dubai, and beamed courtesy Intelsat through their satellites Intelsat 10, Intelsat New Dawn and through du’s capacity on Nilesat.

“On the occasion of the 16thDubai International Holy Qur’an Award competition, we would like to congratulate His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the organising committee for once more emphasizing the unique values of Islam and Ramadan,” said Hala Badri, Executive Vice President, Brand and Communications, du. “We are proud to have been selected as an official sponsor of the award. It is an honour to support our nation’s heritage by broadcasting this intrinsic ceremony to our customers, free of charge.”

“du has demonstrated a unique level of commitment to preserving the culture, heritage and religion of the UAE by supporting the Dubai International Holy Qur’an Award competition for three consecutive years. We commend them for their dedication and support to the vision of our leadership team,” said Ahmed Al Zahid, Member of the organising committee and Head of Media, DIHQA. “Ever since the Award was initiated in 1418 in the Hijri calendar,it has become an essential component of the UAE’s Ramadan observances, and has developed the talent of hundreds of Quran reciters.”

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