Satnews Daily
September 16th, 2018

Es’hailSat's Es’hail-1 is the Choice of Many with Great Plans Shared at IBC for Upcoming Es'hail-2

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has a large representation at IBC as shown with the photo on the right. They are exhibiting in hall 1 stand B59. The company is showcasing Es’hail-1, currently transmitting high quality, premium DTH television content from the 25.5 degrees /26 degrees East neighborhood, and Es’hail-2, the company’s second satellite scheduled for launch soon.  

Es’hailSat is the leading platform for the broadcast, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. 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 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. And discussions are already ongoing with customers and stakeholders to define the requirements for new satellite programs in other regions.

Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite

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 that it is a pleasure to be exhibiting once again at IBC. Since the commercial launch of Es’hail-1 in 2013, the company has had tremendous success in expanding their services beyond their local market, and with their new state of the art teleport completed and Es’hail-2 scheduled to be launched soon, IBC gives them the right platform to engage with customers and partners, and showcase their capabilities and future plans. They see this exhibition as an important part in their strategy to attract international customers who value broadcasting independence and quality of service.