18 CHANNEL UPDATE STANDING UP FOR WOMENS RIGHTS In October three short films produced by SAT7 drew awards at the Youssef Chahine Film Festival and the Dialogue Without Walls Competition in Egypt as well as the Nouakchott Film Festival in Mauritania. The filmsBraids A Harmonic Film and A Dress Film all raised awareness of womens issues in the Arab World. SOCIAL MEDIA MILESTONES The SAT7 ARABIC YouTube channel drew over 1 million new views during the month of October On December 1 the channel crossed a new milestone of 20 million lifetime YouTube views. In June 2014 the SAT7 ARABIC Facebook page broke a new recordthe monthly posts exceeded 3 million views MAJOR EVENTS ON YOUTUBE LIVE On September 2 after installing new high definition HD cameras in the Upper Room Studio in Cairo the SAT7 ARABIC channel went LIVE in HD on YouTube for the first time. As SAT7 airs major events millions of people who cannot travel to attend these in person can now enjoy following them live from home. This groundbreaking development carries SAT7 programs to any location with an internet or smart device connection throughout the world. Following the New Opportunity Concert in Cairo a mother of two expressed her thanks writing TO SAT-7 WHO PRESENTS GODS PRESENCE TO THOSE WHO CANT ATTEND. CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY The challenge of transmitting the signal from a live event outside the studio to the uplink site was traditionally solved by hiring expensive time on a satellite. The signal is now sent over the Internet using the combined signals of several cell phones saving SAT7 tens of thousands of dollars.