Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, is exhibiting at the annual CABSAT exhibition in Dubai, showcasing Es’hail-1, currently transmitting high quality, premium DTH television content from the 25.5/26 degrees East neighborhood for leading channels such as Al Jazeera and beIN Sports, and Es’hail-2, the company’s second satellite scheduled for launch in Q4 2016.
Es’hail-2, a new high-performance satellite with sophisticated anti-jamming capabilities, will be positioned at the 26-degrees East hotspot position for TV broadcasting, significantly adding to the company’s ability to provide satellite capacity for high quality, premium DTH television content across the Middle East and North Africa.
In addition to providing transmission for established news and sports channels, a growing number of new Arabic channels are choosing Es’hailSat to launch in the MENA region. Both Qatari cultural channel Al Bidda and Al Araby Television Network, a London-based channel, both recently launched HD channels exclusively on Es’hail-1.
Es’hailSat has commissioned a new teleport to provide broadcasters with secure and independent satellite transmission. A dedicated 50,000m2 site north of Doha has been chosen for the new facility which will provide satellite TT&C and capacity management together with a wide range of teleport services such as uplink, downlink, contribution, multiplexing, encoding, playout and broadcasting. The high-tech teleport will also provide back-up studios for TV channels and serve as a disaster recovery facility for broadcasters. The site will be linked with key media broadcasters by a redundant, dedicated fibre optic link.
Ali Al Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer of Es’hailSat, commented: “We are delighted to be exhibiting once again at CABSAT. We believe we have the optimum solution for broadcasters in the MENA region, not only in terms of technical capabilities and performance but also in terms of security of content. We see this exhibition as an important element in our strategy to attract customers who value broadcasting independence, quality of service and market penetration.”