Qatari satellite operator Es’hailSat is promoting the high quality broadcast capabilities of its Es’hail 1 satellite, which commenced operations on 18th December 2013.
The satellite provides television, voice, Internet, corporate and government communications services across the Middle East and North Africa region and beyond.
The first satellite for the State of Qatar is already providing high quality, premium DTH television content from the 25.5 / 26 degrees East neighborhood, with Ku-band for broadcasting in HD and 3D, and Ka-band for broadcasting, SNG, trunking and corporate services.
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.
Es’hailSat has also announced that its second satellite, Es’hail 2, is currently in development, with an expected launch date by end of 2016, and the company is also working to define the requirements of Es’hail 3
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.
Ali Al Kuwari, chief executive officer of Es’hailSat, commented: “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.”