Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, is exhibiting at the annual IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, 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° East neighborhood, and Es’hail-2, the company’s second satellite scheduled for launch soon.
In addition to providing transmission and expansion opportunities for established news and sports channels, a growing number of new channels are choosing Es’hailSat to launch in the MENA region. QATAR Today and El Shrq both recently started broadcasting on Es’hail-1.
Es’hail-2, a new high-performance satellite with sophisticated anti-jamming capabilities will be positioned at the 26° 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. And discussions are already ongoing with customers and stakeholders to define the requirements for new satellite programs in other regions.
With a commitment to providing customers with secure and independent connectivity, Es’hailSat has commissioned its own teleport at a dedicated and secured site in Doha. The new facility provides 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, President and Chief Executive Officer of Es’hailSat, said: “It is a pleasure to be exhibiting once again at IBC. Since the commercial launch of Es’hail-1 in 2013, we have had tremendous success in expanding our services beyond our local market, and with our new state of the art teleport completed and Es’hail-2 scheduled to be launched soon, IBC gives us the right platform to engage with customers and partners, and showcase our capabilities and future plans. We see this exhibition as an important part in our strategy to attract international customers who value broadcasting independence and quality of service”.