Es’hailSat at Global Satshow

November 29, 2016

Showcasing the capabilities of Es’hail-1 and soon to be launched Es’hail-2, at 25.5°/26° E key broadcast hotspot in MENA

Stand D201B


  • Es’hail-2 launching in 2017 – new capacity for MENA
  • Broadcasting premier content in HD and Ultra HD
  • Ka-band on Es’hail-1 for SNG, trunking and corporate services
  • Coverage of whole MENA region from key orbital position
  • New teleport boosting broadcasting, broadband delivery and global connectivity

Istanbul 29th November, 2016:  Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, is exhibiting at the Second edition of the Global Satshow conference and exhibition being held on 29th -30th Novermber at Halic in Istanbul. This is the Second year for the Global Satshow event , content delivery, digital media sectors.  The company is showcasing Es’hail-1, currently broadcasting high quality, premium high definition content from the key MENA broadcast hotspot of 25.5°/26° E. In addition to providing transmission and expansion opportunities for established news and sports channels, a growing number of local and regional Arabic channels are choosing Es’hailSat to launch their services in MENA. Es’hail-1 also supports VSAT and maritime services on its Ka-band payload.

With Es’hail-2 scheduled to join Es’hail-1 at the broadcast hotspot in 2017, Es’hailSat is currently implementing a number of products and services to be launched on Es’hail-2 when it becomes operational next year. With high powered beam covering the whole of Middle East and North Africa, Es’hail-2 is well positioned to provide broadcasters the ideal platform to distribute their content across the region.

With a commitment to providing broadcasters with secure and independent satellite transmission, Es’hailSat has started construction of its own teleport which will be operational in 2017. The new facility at a dedicated site north of Doha, will support TT&C and capacity management for Es’hailSat satellites, together with a wide range of teleport services such as uplink, downlink, turnaround, multiplexing, encoding and playout. The high-tech teleport will also provide back-up studios for TV channels and serve as a disaster recovery facility for broadcasters, and will be linked with key media broadcasters by a redundant, dedicated fibre optic link.

Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari, President and Chief Executive Officer of Es’hailSat said, “With Es’hail-2 and our new teleport coming online in 2017, we have been scaling up on our marketing and sales efforts, and Global Satshow is an ideal platform for us to showcase our capabilities and service offerings in the Mena and international arena. We believe we have the optimum solutions to support broadcasters in the MENA region and beyond, 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 international customers who value broadcasting independence and quality of service.”

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