[SatNews] Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, is exhibiting at the annual CABSAT exhibition in Dubai, which attracts key players from the dynamic and fast-growing broadcast, digital media and satellite sectors.
The company is introducing their Es’hail 1, the first satellite for the State of Qatar, which commenced operations on December 18, 2013, Qatar’s National Day; it is already providing high quality, premium DTH television content from the 25.5 / 26 degrees East neighborhood. Es’hailSat was established in 2010 and brings a new dimension to Qatar’s diversifying economy with the creation of a world-class satellite operator and center of excellence in the region. The company’s satellite fleet will enable customers to substantially increase their broadcasting capability in HD and 3D and supports Qatar’s 2030 vision and commitment to meeting the sophisticated communications infrastructure the country is putting in place to host FIFA’s World Cup in 2022.
Es’hailSat, through its existing and planned satellites, will broadcast diversified and high quality premium content with anti-jamming capabilities across the MENA region. Al Jazeera and beIN Sport are already using Es’hail 1 capacity for high definition broadcasting of their premium channels. Paris St-Germain’s winter game vs. Real Madrid marked the start of operations of Es’hail 1, with the satellite broadcasting the football game live in HD from Doha across the Middle East and North Africa. Es’hail 1 also provided the broadcast coverage of the recent Qatar Exxon Mobil Open Tennis tournament for the MENA region.
With the success of Es’hail 1, the company is already pushing ahead with plans to expand its satellite fleet. Es’hail 2 is currently in development and is expected to be launched at the end of 2016. And discussions are ongoing with customers and stakeholders to define the requirements for a further satellite - Es’hail 3.
Ali Al Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer of Es’hailSat, said, “We are delighted to participate once again at CABSAT. With our first satellite Es’hail 1 currently broadcasting premium content for the MENA region and with future satellites planned, CABSAT will help us to achieve our goal to become a world-class satellite operator and center of excellence in the region. We see this exhibition as a key element in our strategy to attract customers who value broadcasting independence, quality of service and our market penetration.”
The infosite for Es'hailSat is located at http://www.eshailsat.qa/