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January 5th, 2015

Al-Jazeera Media Network + Es’hailSat Start The New Year With A Switcheroo 

[SatNews] ... announced that the formal switch-over of broadcast services to Es’hail 1 took place on January 1st 2015.

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, is proud to announce that Al-Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) is now using the Es’hail 1 satellite located at the 25.5 degrees east hotspot neighborhood to broadcast content to the full Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Following one year of successful dual illumination using Es’hail 1 satellite capacity and uplink facilities, Es’hailSat and AJMN have announced that the formal switch-over of broadcast services to Es’hail 1 took place on January 1st 2015.  All existing channels and potential new channel bundles will be available from this date on Es’hail 1. Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has announced that Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), has been selected to launch the company’s second satellite, Es’hail 2, in the fourth quarter of 2016 on board a Falcon 9 rocket.

Es’hailSat’s CEO, Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari said: “We believe that we have the optimum solution for AJMN not only in terms of technical capabilities and performance, but also in terms of independence and security of the content we broadcast.  We have designed Es’hail 1 and our second satellite Es’hail 2 with advanced anti-jamming capabilities. Selecting Es’hailSat further demonstrates the value of our broadcasting independence, quality of service, and our market penetration.” (The article in SatMagazine that accompanied this photo to the left can be found here.)

From 1/1/2015 AJMN is available on Es’hail 1 on Frequency 11604. For further details on how to receive AJMN via Es’hail 1, please visit http://sat.aljazeera.net/ar