Al Jazeera switches its satellite broadcasting to Es’hailsat

Al Jazeera Media Network has announced to permanently terminate broadcasting via satellites Arabsat satellites, Badr-4 and Badr-5, starting January 1, 2015. New channel bundles will be broadcast through satellite Es’hailSat 1.

“Al Jazeera has carefully investigated and considered the intentional jamming of its signal in recent years. The jamming is part of an orchestrated and multifaceted campaign to block the network’s signal and internet websites from its viewers,” said Ibrahim Nassar, Manager of RF & Teleport Engineering at Al Jazeera.

Al Jazeera channels have seen deliberate jamming in the wake of its coverage of the Arab uprisings. Es’hailSat covers the same geographic area as Arabsat and provides viewers with secure and uninterrupted transmission with more powerful abilities to hold off signal interference attempts.