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UBI World TV
Type Private
Founded 2004
Headquarters Pyrmont, Australia Australia
Area served Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, Asia Pacific and Africa
Industry Telecommunications
Products Direct Broadcast Satellite
Owner(s) United Broadcasting International Pty Ltd

UBI World TV is an Australian digital satellite pay television service that broadcasts predominantly ethnic (and mainly non-English) channels. It launched in late 2004 and currently offers over 80 channels in its lineup from over 20 countries in over 12 languages.

The channel also provides entertainment and information services to non-English speakers throughout Australia. It specialises in providing Australian nationals with many different ethnic backgrounds, race, culture, ancestry and/or descent with TV channels from their native or respective homeland, showing news, current affairs, sports, drama series, movies and general entertainment in their own language as a multi-cultural service provider.

The channel is owned by Mike and Regina Boulos, who also owned TARBS World TV which went into receivership in July 2004.

UBI World TV currently broadcasts TV and Radio Channels to Australia and New Zealand via the Optus D2 satellite using 7 Transponders. UBI World TV also broadcasts via the Telstar 10 Satellite which currently broadcasts over the South Africa and Asia-Pacific Region broadcasting over 26 TV Channels and 26 Radio Channels from around the world.



UBI World TV currently offers programming that caters to several of the following ethnicities:

  • English (Qatar, England, France, USA, Canada)
  • Arabic (Egypt, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria and UAE)
  • Balkan (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro)
  • Hindi (India and Sri Lanka)
  • Greek (Greece and Cyprus)
  • Persian (Iran and USA)
  • Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil)
  • Spanish (Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguay and Cuba)
  • Turkish (Turkey)
  • Community & Free-To-Air Channels (Australia, Greece, Italy, Pakistan, Egypt and Serbia)
  • Romanian (Romania)
  • Irish (Ireland)
  • Polish (Poland)
  • French (France and Canada)
  • Danish (Denmark)
  • Norweigan (Norway)
  • Belgian (Belgium)
  • Dutch (Holland/The Netherlands)
  • Italian (Italy)

Australia & New Zealand Channel List

No. Channel Name Language Notes
2 Al Jazeera English English
3 Setanta Sports English Not available in New Zealand and Austar Areas
4 EuroNews English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Arabic
11 Alpha Australia Greek
12 MEGA Cosmos Greek
13 MAD World Greek
14 Star International Greek
15 Alter Globe Greek
18 RIK Sat Greek
19 ERT World Greek Free-to-air
20 4E TV Greek
30 ANA (Arabic Network of Australia) Arabic
31 Al Youm Arabic
32 Arabic Series (Al-Mousalsalat) Arabic
33 Nile Drama Arabic
34 Nile Variety Arabic
35 Cinema 1 Arabic
36 Rotana Cinema Arabic
37 Rotana Zaman Arabic
38 Show Shasha Arabic
39 Al Nile Arabic
40 Mazzika Zoom Arabic
41 Rotana Music Arabic
42 Rotana Tarab Arabic
43 Al Masriyah (ESC 1) Arabic
44 Dubai TV Arabic
45 Syria Satellite Channel Arabic
46 Jordan Satellite Channel Arabic
47 Télé Liban/Heya TV Arabic Channel sharing
48 New TV Arabic
49 Nile Sports Arabic
50 Al Mehwar Arabic
51 Infinity TV Arabic
52 Al Sharqiya Arabic
53 Al Iraqiya Arabic
54 Al Baghdadia Arabic
55 Sat 7 Arabic
56 Al Majd Space Channel Arabic
57 Dubai Sports Arabic
58 Al Nas TV Arabic
60 Vizyon Turkish
61 ATV Avrupa Turkish
62 D-Yesilcam Turkish
63 Euro D Turkish
64 Euro Star Turkish
65 NTV Türkiye Turkish
67 Kral TV Turkish
68 Kanal 7 International Turkish
69 Samanyolu TV Avrupa Turkish
70 TRT International Turkish
79 Sitel TV Macedonian
80 BOM (Best of Macedonia) Macedonian
81 MKTV Sat Macedonian
82 K-15 Macedonian
83 NTV Hayat Sat Bosnian
84 BHT1 Bosnian
85 RTCG (TVCG Sat) Montenegro
86 Planeta TV Bulgarian
99 Canal del Futbol Premium Chile
100 TL Novelas Spanish
101 Ritmoson Latino Spanish
102 TV Colombia Colombia
103 Televisión Española Spain
104 De Pelicula Spanish
106 Telefe International Argentina
107 Canal de las Estrellas (Galavision) Mexico
108 Chilevision Chile
109 Latinoamerica Television Spanish
110 RTP International Portuguese
111 SIC International Portuguese
112 TV Globo Brazilian
120 Pars TV Persian USA
121 Tapesh TV Persian USA
122 Jame Jam Persian Iran
130 GMA Pinoy TV Philippines
131 GMA Life TV Philippines
150 SCTV (Satellite Community Television) Serbian, Turkish, Arabic, Bosnian, Macedonia, Russian, Hebrew Free-to-air
151 Kurdistan TV Kurdish Free-to-air
152 Aghapy TV Arabic Free-to-air
153 CTV - Coptic Church Television Arabic Free-to-air
154 Telepace Australia Italian Free-to-air

Asia - Africa Channel List

No. Channel Name Language Notes
1 Alpha Australia Greek
2 MEGA Cosmos Greek
3 Alter Globe Greek
4 Star International Greek
5 MAD World Greek
6 RIK Sat Greek Free-to-air
7 ERT World Greek Free-to-air
8 4E TV Greek
9 Samanyolu TV Avrupa Turkish Free-to-air
11 Euro D Turkish
12 Aghapy TV Arabic Free-to-air
13 Euro Star Turkish
17 Nile Variety Arabic
18 Nile Drama Arabic
19 Dubai Sports Arabic Free-to-air
20 Dubai TV Arabic Free-to-air
21 Sama Dubai Arabic Free-to-air
22 New TV Arabic
23 Al Masriyah (ESC 1) Arabic
24 Mazzika Arabic
26 Show Shasha Arabic

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