Tag Archives: Qatar

Qatari channel Al Araby launches across MENA

Qatar- based free-to-air satellite television channel, Al Araby TV Network, has launched across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from its base in London. Al Araby TV will be broadcast on NileSat with the frequency 10815 and in high definition (HD) on Es’hailSat 1 at 25.5° East with frequency 11142. Al Araby TV is [...]

Al Bidaa Satellite TV switches to Es’hail 1

Qatari Satellite Company, EshailSat, announced that Qatari station, Al Bidaa Satellite TV, will now be available as free-to-air (FTA) and in high definition (HD) via the Eshail 1 satellite located at the 25.5° E hotspot neighbourhood covering the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. “We are delighted that Al Rayaan Media & Marketing has [...]

EshailSat selects SpaceX for 2016 launch

Qatari satellite company, EshailSat, has selected California-based space transport services company, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), to launch the companys second satellite, Eshail 2, in the fourth quarter of 2016. Eshail 2 will be positioned at the 26° East to provide TV distribution and government services to strategic stakeholders and commercial customers who value broadcasting and [...]

beIN Sports acquires 53% stake in Digiturk

Qatar-based operator, beIN Media Groups Chairman and CEO, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has reportedly acquired a 53% stake in Turkish satellite pay-TV operator, Digiturk, for USD 820 million, according to reports. The acquisition would make Al Jazeera a prominent player in Turkey, which is the top TV market in South-Eastern Europe, and boost its soccer offering ahead [...]

Kratos to upgrade Es’hailSats CMC

Qatar satellite company, EshailSat, has awarded a contract to satellite control systems provider, Kratos Integral Systems Europe (Kratos ISE), to extend its existing Capacity Management Centre (CMC) to accommodate the Es’hail-2 satellite, scheduled to launch in late 2016. Kratos ISE will expand the system with a monitoring site at the new Es’hailSat teleport, provide the [...]

beIN Sports brings back EPL

Qatari sports broadcaster, beIN Sports, will bring back all the English Premier League games and broadcast them live across MENA. We are delighted to resume live broadcast of all Saturday 18:00 Mecca time games on beIN Sports channels, said Nasser Al Khelaifi, Chairman and Chief Executive of beIN Sports. The English Premier League is a [...]

BeIN Sports adds new channel

Qatari sports broadcaster, beIN Sports, has added a new channel to its existing pair of sports channels, to exclusively carry rugby, basketball, handball, athletics, judo and volleyball. The channel will be added it the bouquet free of cost to its existing subscribers. According to reports, BeIN Sports, currents has more than 2.5 million subscribers[...]

Es’hailSat selects MELCO to build Es’hail 2

Qatar satellite company, Es’hailSat, has selected Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) to build the company’s second satellite, Es’hail 2. The new satellite will be positioned at 26° East to provide high quality, premium DTH TV content broadcasting across the Middle East and North Africa. With the success of our first satellite, Eshail 1, we are delighted [...]

Mozaic TV launches weekend VoD offer

Qatari telco, Ooredoo, announced that its pay-IPTV service, Mozaic TV, will launch a special offer on the Video on Demand entertainment service allowing customers to rent movies for QAR 1 (USD 0.27) each on weekends from September 4 to 28. Subscribers can choose from a range of Hollywood, Bollywood and Arabic cinema with genres including [...]

beIN Sports lock out Premier League games

Qatar-based sports broadcaster, beIN Sports, plans to cut down the number of live English Premier League (EPL) games it will air this season in a struggles to battle piracy issues. beIN, which owns EPLs television rights for 23 countries from Iran to Morocco, issued a notice on its website streaming service that a number of [...]