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December 6th, 2016

Es’hailSat At Global Satshow Shows Off Es’hail-2 

Es’hailSat is exhibiting at Global Satshow at Stand D20 at Halic in Istanbul and will be showing off their upcoming Es’hail-2 at 25.5 degrees/26 degrees E that is a broadcast hotspot in MENA, as well as plans for construction of their new teleport in 2017. They will also be showcasing the current capabilities of Es’hail-1.

Es’hail-2, launching in 2017, will be a new Ku-band capacity for MENA and will be broadcasting content in HD and Ultra HD, and will cover the whole MENA region from key orbital position. 

The company is showcasing Es’hail-1 that is currently broadcasting their premium high definition content from the key MENA broadcast hotspot of 25.5/26 degrees E. In addition to providing transmission and expansion opportunities for established news and sports channels, a growing number of local and regional Arabic channels have chosen Es’hailSat to launch their services in MENA. Es’hail-1 also supports VSAT and maritime services on its Ka-band payload.

Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari, President and Chief Executive Officer of Es’hailSat said, “With Es’hail-2 and our new teleport on schedule to become operational in 2017, we are 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 MENA and the international arena. We believe we have the optimum solutions to support broadcasters in the MENA and beyond, not only in terms of technical capabilities and performance but also in terms of security of content and quality of service. We see this exhibition as an important element in our strategy to attract international customers and also to establish cooperation and partnerships with key players in the region.”

Es'hail 2 [MELCO]

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

With a commitment to providing broadcasters with secure and independent satellite transmission, Es’hailSat is building 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, 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 fiber optic link.