Es’hailSat at CabSat 2016

March 8, 2016

Showcasing the capabilities of Es’hail-1 and Es’hail-2, key broadcast transmission satellites for the MENA region

Stand ZD5, Zabeel Hall


  • Es’hail-2 launching in Q4 2016 – new capacity for MENA
  • Ku-band for broadcasting in HD and Ultra HD
  • Ka-band for broadcasting, SNG, trunking and corporate services
  • Coverage of whole MENA region from key orbital position
  • Global Connectivity to international POPs
  • New teleport boosting broadcasting, broadband delivery and global connectivity

Dubai 8th March, 2016 – Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, is exhibiting at the annual CABSAT exhibition in Dubai, the leading platform for the broadcast, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.  The company is 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. 

In addition to providing transmission and expansion opportunities for established news and sports channels, a growing number of new Arabic channels are choosing Es’hailSat to launch in the MENA region. Qatari cultural channel Al Rayyan 2 and Al Araby Television Network, a London-based channel which aims to be a platform for Arab youth, talent, energy and aspirations, both recently launched HD channels exclusively on Es’hail-1. 

Es’hailSat is also pushing ahead with plans to expand its satellite fleet. 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 high quality, premium DTH television content across the Middle East and North Africa.  Es’hail-2 is expected to launch at the end of 2016.  And discussions are already ongoing with customers and stakeholders to define the requirements for a further satellite – Es’hail-3

With a commitment to providing broadcasters with secure and independent satellite transmission, Es’hailSat has commissioned its own teleport.  A dedicated 50,000 m2 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.

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